Friday, 06 May 2016
Login |  Register 
Find Products or Services in your local community
Low  56°
High 86°
Low  50°
High 84°
Low  49°
High 81°
Low  49°
High 78°
Low  50°
High 83°
Low  45°
High 73°
Low  50°
High 78°
Current Temperature in Liberal KS is 68°  
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
Four Former Employees Charged with Staging Bank Robbery

Four western Kansas women have been indicted, accused of embezzling from the bank where they worked and staging a robbery to cover the thefts.

On Thursday, an indictment was unsealed charging four former employees of Western State Bank in Ulysses with the following crimes:


-32-year-old Amber Gutierrez of Ulysses is charged with two counts of embezzlement by a bank employee and one count of bank robbery.


-32-year-old Hattie Wiginton of Ulysses is charged with two counts of embezzlement by a bank employee, one count of bank robbery and one count of making a false statement to the FBI.

-28-year-old Ashley Cravens of Ulysses is charged with two counts of embezzlement by a bank employee and one count of bank robbery.

-59-year-old Linda Wise of Ulysses is charged with one count of embezzlement by a bank employee.


The indictment alleges that from 2008 until July of 2010, Gutierrez Wiginton and Cravens embezzled more than $84,000 from the bank. The three then allegedly staged a robbery of the bank, taking an undetermined amount of cash. Wiginton reportedly told the FBI that that two men robbed the bank, and one spoke with a Hispanic accent.

The indictment continues that Gutierrez, Cravens and Wise embezzled an additional $24,000 from the bank from late 2010 until March of this year. They allegedly created falsified cash deposit slips and deposited funds into their own accounts.

If convicted, they face up to 30 years in federal prison and a fine up to $1,000 on each count of theft, 25 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the bank robbery charge and up to 5 years and a fine up to $250,000 for making a false statement to the FBI.

You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.

Perryton Police Shoot Man in Fatigues, Body Armor
"Emergency Situation" Ends Safely in Gray County
Accident Injures One Thursday Evening In Liberal
Guymon Police Search For Deaf Runaway Teen
480 Changes Insurance Providers
SWMC Challenges Community To Think F.A.S.T.
US-160 Road Work in Seward County Starts
Liberal's Dowell Wins Forensics Title
"Tribute To American Muscle" At Yellow Brick Road Car Show
SCCC Poetry Coffee House Event Awards Scholarships
Click Here For All Stories

Redskins Sneak into Baseball Poll
Liberal Girls Win on PK's Over Circle
Liberal's Rashida Davis Signs at McPherson College
Trojans Sneak Past Seward to End Softball Season
Three Saints Sign at Four Year Institutions  
Redskins Win Hutchinson Meet
"Musical Serenade to Mothers" concert set for May 8
LHS Swimming with 21 PR's in Hutchinson
Hays Sweeps LHS Softball in Hays
480 Changes Insurance Providers
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Emergency Alert Hanbook

©2016 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group