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Breaking NewsFormer ONB employee charged with theft, forgery

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By The Staff

TELL CITY - A former Old National Bank employee has been charged with 26 felony counts of theft or forgery for allegedly taking more than $6,500 from a customer's accounts.

Lisa Harpenau, 40, of 410 Protsman St., Troy, was arrested Tuesday, Tell City Detective Lt. Alan Malone said. Harpenau, whose employment at the bank was terminated March 1, was not jailed but faces a criminal summons to appear in Perry Circuit Court.

The investigation began March 1, Malone said, when bank officials notified the department about the unauthorized withdrawals. Old National Bank spokesman Kathy Schoettlin said Thursday the bank conducted its own investigation after the customer reported the missing funds to a branch manager.

The alleged thefts affected only one customer, said Malone, who credited the bank's fraud-detection department for its help in the investigation.

The name of the account holder wasn’t released but police said she is elderly.

Each of the 14 counts of theft and 12 counts of forgery is a Class D felony and carries a possible prison sentence of up to three years.