Norwalk Bank Employee Charged With Stealing $6,000

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Patricia Morency, 24, of Norwalk was charged with taking $6,000 from the bank where she worked. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Norwalk Police Department

NORWALK, Conn. -- An employee of a Norwalk bank has been accused of stealing $6,000 from the bank in December, according to police.

Patricia Morency, 24, of Norwalk was charged with third-degree larceny and second-degree computer crime. She was released on a promise to appear in court on Feb. 13.

Employees at the TD Bank where Morency worked are authorized to issue 24-hour lines of credit in extenuating circumstances such as bank error, police said. Morency used this system to transfer $6,000 to her personal checking account on Dec. 27, police said.

Surveillance videos showed Morency withdrawing the money and leaving the bank, according to police reports. The bank's security officers confronted Morency and she admitted that she had taken the money, police said.

Morency told police that she did not consider the action fraudulent because she saw it as giving herself a loan and she intended to pay it back, according to police reports. A warrant was issued for her arrest, and she turned herself in on Thursday.

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