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Irvine Bank Manager Suspected of Fraud

After a bank in Irvine found they were missing nearly $30,000, the woman that they believe is responsible for the absent currency is facing possible charges for bank fraud.

Long Beach resident Kathleen Hanley has been employed with Irvine’s California First National Bank since January 2015. She reportedly started as a customer service representative and worked her way up to the position of assistant operation’s manager within approximately three years.

Due to her experience gained through both of her positions, the authorities have posited that Hanley used her knowledge of the bank’s procedures to fraudulently benefit herself financially.

It has been alleged that she collected signatures from other employees on cashier’s checks that she said were intended for payment to customers, and then kept the money.

The activity was said to have taken place over a period of approximately one year, and it was reported that the bank had over $27,000 unaccounted for within that time.

Hanley has been accused of bank fraud based on the suspicion that it was she who misappropriated it. She is scheduled to appear in the Santa Ana Federal Court regarding the charges.

If you or someone you love is suspected of fraud, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.