Feds: Former teller stole $26K+ from local bank

Published 1:31 am Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The U.S. Department of Treasury Office of the Comptroller of the Currency office recently found that a former First National Bank of Dozier teller misappropriated more than $26,000 from customers’ accounts.

Records show that Amy Rodgers Kallas was employed at FNB Dozier from 2006 until May 2016, and show that between September 2012 and May 2016, she allegedly used her position to misappropriate approximately $26, 305 from customers’ accounts at the bank.

The office says that she made false entries into bank records in order to disguise her misconduct.

“By reason of the foregoing conduct, (Kallas) engaged in unsafe and unsound practices and violated laws. These practices and violations resulted in financial gain to respondent, financial loss to the bank, and prejudice to the interests of bank depositor. Further, respondent’s misconduct involved personal dishonesty and demonstrated willful and continuing disregard for the safety or soundness of the bank.”

As part of the order, Kallas may not participate in any manner in the conduct of affairs of any insured depository institution or institution treated as an insured bank, or a credit union, farm credit institution or federal housing finance agency.

No criminal charges have been filed against Kallas.