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Bank Official Karen Chon Charged with Embezzling More Than $1 Million

Chon allegedly embezzled funds on dozens of occasions, typically taking tens of thousands of dollars at a time, and one time converting as much as $100,000 from a customer’s CD account. Bank records show that during one week between September 27, 2013 and October 4, 2013, Chon’s last day working at the bank, she made multiple unauthorized transfers from customer accounts totaling approximately $1.2 million to cover losses in other customer accounts that she had previously looted. According to the successor bank’s investigation, the scheme resulted in an approximate $1.4 million loss to the bank.