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IN COURT: Former teller accused of forgery, theft

February 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A woman who once worked as a teller at a local credit union is accused of forgery and theft in connection with incidents that allegedly occurred when she worked there.

Shawn L. Hartmann, 49, of Churubusco, was arrested Feb. 11 for three charges of forgery, a Class C felony, and one charge of theft, a Class D felony.

She is accused of committing these acts of forgery over a two-month span, from Sept. 12, 2013 to Nov. 13, 2013. The amount she is alleged to have taken is $4,900, and came from three different accounts.

In October, she was accused of taking $900 from a customer’s account. The victim did not have a receipt for the transaction, just a withdrawal slip, with Hartmann as the teller.

The second alleged incident was discovered in January of this year. The victim, an 87-year-old woman, found a withdrawal of $1,000 made in November that she did not authorize.

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