Former Bank Employee Faces Theft Charges


LEHIGHTON — A woman from Carbon County could end up behind bars for decades for allegedly stealing money while she was employed at a bank.

According to court papers, Shelly Kocher, 42, of Lehighton, was charged on Wednesday for embezzling over $300,000 from accounts at Jim Thorpe National Bank in Jim Thorpe. 

Authorities said Kocher worked as a customer service supervisor for the bank from 1999 until May 2013.  Court papers accuse her of stealing money from customers savings accounts between April 2010 and April 2013. 

The bank said all victims have been reimbursed.  Kocher faces up to 30 years in jail and fines around $1 million.


  • Sundown

    I guess that’s better than a violent criminal getting over, there should be other restitutions for them to pay however if the prisons are THAT crowded, hear that they are!

    • Susan Loopner

      I match that bet….but they wont fine her…she will just get probation and maybe some community service…restitution was already made so now the courthouses need their toilets cleaned

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