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Clifton Park teller gets prison for stealing thousands from banks

Clifton Park teller gets prison for stealing thousands from banks

Embezzled thousands from local KeyBank branches
Clifton Park teller gets prison for stealing thousands from banks
KeyBank branch on State Street near Erie Boulevard.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber

ALBANY — A Clifton Park woman will spend nearly two years in prison for embezzling thousands of dollars from local KeyBank branches, according to the U.S Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York.

Caitlin Kenney, 33, of Clifton Park was sentenced to 21 months in prison, according to United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and James N. Hendricks, special agent in charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Kenney admitted to embezzling a total of $483,784.83 from KeyBank branches in Queensbury and Malta, New York, between September 2013 and February 2017.  

Kenney, who worked as a head teller for KeyBank, transferred cash from KeyBank’s vaults to unused cashboxes and then stole the money, according to the release. 

In an effort conceal her theft, Kenney made false entries in KeyBank’s electronic accounting system. Kenney spent the stolen money on clothes, cocaine and vacations, among other things. 

Senior United States District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy also sentenced Kenney to two years of supervised release, to begin following her term of imprisonment. She is required to pay $483,784.83 in restitution to KeyBank. 

This case was investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Cyrus P.W. Rieck.

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