Former Steamboat Springs bank teller gets 8 years
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colorado ” The second of two Steamboat Springs, Colorado bank tellers accused of stealing about $1.3 million from customers’ accounts has been sentenced to eight years in prison and ordered to pay restitution.
Judge Paul McLimans sentenced Pamela Jean Williams on Tuesday, saying Williams and co-defendant Terri Dawn Moody Fatka were “two rotten peas in a rotten pod.”
He also ruled that Williams and Fatka must pay back the full amount stolen, plus interest.
Williams and Fatka both pleaded guilty to felony theft and forgery charges. Fatka was sentenced in August to eight years in prison.
Authorities say the two hand-picked Alpine Bank customers who kept poor track of their accounts and used forged documents to steal money from them a little at a time between 2004 and 2006.
Williams and Fatka spent some of the money on lavish Las Vegas vacations, cars, jet skis and jewelry.