Viroqua woman sentenced for embezzling from bank

Viroqua woman sentenced for embezzling from bank

A Viroqua woman who pleaded guilty to bank embezzlement was sentenced Monday in federal court.

Kimberly Redders, 53, was sentenced to time served, plus two years of supervised release and payment of a $2,500 fine.

Prosecutors said Redders began working at Union Bank & Trust in Evansville in 1996. She was promoted to head teller in 2000, and became responsible for counting the cash deposits. In December 2015, an audit revealed a significant shortage of cash on hand. A full cash audit was conducted in January 2016. During that audit, Redders came forward and admitted that she had embezzled over $200,000 from the bank since 2000, according to court documents.

Judge William Conley said Redders stopped stealing from the bank after her son’s death in September 2012, that she had voluntarily stepped forward and taken responsibility and she reimbursed the bank in full for the embezzled money before being charged.