Former Laurel bank manager charged with embezzlement

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A former bank branch manager has been charged with embezzlement. He was identified as Kevin Christophel, 33, of Laurel.
In July 2020, the Bank of Delmarva contacted the Laurel Police Department regarding irregularities surrounding loans, purchases and work orders completed by a former employee.
The investigation and audit work from the bank indicated that while Christophel was employed with the Bank of Delmarva as the Laurel Branch manager he utilized a series of acts to allegedly embezzle an excess of $24,000 over the course of several years.
At this time all victims associated with this investigation have been contacted and the appropriate actions have been taken to remedy their situation, a Laurel Police release stated.
Last month, Christophel was charged with felonious theft and felony forgery second degree. He was arraigned by the Justice of the Peace Court and released on his own recognizance bond pending trial.
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