North Easton Savings Bank Employee Charged with Embezzlement
A Foxborough woman is charged with allegedly embezzling approximately $175,000 while working as an Assistant Manager at North Easton Savings Bank in Mansfield.
Foxborough resident Kathleen Didonato has had a criminal case filed against her by Assistant U.S Attorney Christine Wichers in the U.S District Court for the District of Massachusetts on July 25, 2011.
The criminal complaint alleged three violations of the United States code, which were Theft by Bank Officer or Employee, Bank Fraud, and Aggravated Identity Theft. An investigation by special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the FBI filing an affidavit in support of a criminal complaint charging Didonato.
The crimes alleged to have been committed by Didonato, also known as Kathleen O’Connell, are alleged to have taken place when she was employed as an assistant bank manager at the North Easton Savings Bank in Mansfield.
Didonato is alleged to have used a number of schemes to embezzle money from the bank, including fraudulently using customer accounts. The bank auditors have identified well over 100 fraudulent transactions, totaling over $175,000.
These alleged schemes employed by Didonato involved withdrawals of cash or bank checks. Since North Easton Savings Bank is a Federally Insuranced financial institution, Didonato’s alleged schemes to defraud the bank and its customers amount to a federal crime.
The affidavit also alleges that Didonato used a false identity as part of her alleged scheme. Finally the affidavit states, that Didonato told FBI agents that she was released from North Easton Savings Bank for "sloppiness" in performing her job.
Didonato has made no comment in respect to this matter.