Former bank teller admits to stealing nearly $78,000

NORWICH – A former NBT Bank employee appeared in Chenango County Court Friday and pleaded guilty to stealing about $78,000 from her employer.

Throwing herself at the mercy of the court, 27-year-old Kimberly N. Aitken of Doing Road, Norwich, admitted her guilt before Judge W. Howard Sullivan without any plea deal offered from prosecutors.

“There is no plea arrangement. She just plans to plead guilty to the indictment. It’s a one count indictment, grand larceny in the second degree,” said Aitken’s defense attorney, Leslie Lewis of New Hartford.

Aitken said she stole $77,797.50 between February 2008 and March 17, 2009 when she worked as a teller supervisor at NBT’s main branch on South Broad Street in the City of Norwich.

“I would take money from my drawer and put it into my account or take the money from our ED machine, which dispenses money, and put it into my account and buy that money into my drawer,” she told Sullivan.

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