Guilty plea to embezzlement of nearly $350,000 from Discover Bank

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Kimberly Y. Drummond,  47, of Middletown, pled guilty to one count of embezzlement from a federally insured financial institution.

Drummond, who will be sentenced on April 3, 2014, by  Leonard P. Stark, United States District Judge for the District of Delaware, could face 30  years in prison, a fine of $1 million, and 6 years of supervised release following her prison sentence.

According to statements made at the plea hearing on December 12, and documents filed in court, Drummond was employed by Discover Financial Services, in New Castle, Delaware, for nearly 20 years. In or around November 2008, Drummond began falsifying entries in Discover’s books and records, resulting in the issuance of duplicate checks from Discover Bank. Drummond deposited the checks into her personal bank accounts and she used the checks to pay her mortgage lender.  Drummond embezzled more than $349,000 from Discover from November 2008 through August 2012.

The  case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lauren Paxton.

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