Albertville Woman Gets Year in Prison For Thefts From Hassan Bank
Kelly Jo Bistodeau, 51, of Albertville, was sentenced to 366 days in prison for stealing cash out of the automated teller at the First National Bank of Elk River building in Hassan, where she worked.
A Hennepin County Judge has sentenced an Albertville woman to a year in prison after she swindled her employer out of more than a quarter of a million dollars last year.
Kelly Jo Bistodeau, 51, will serve one year, one day in prison after she was convicted of theft by swindle late last month.
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office issued a news release in June stating the thefts occurred at the First National Bank of Elk River in Hassan.
“Financial crimes are very complex investigations with receipts, ledgers, statements, and other financial records that detectives need to examine,” said Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek.
According to the criminal complaint, a total of $259,000 was stolen from the ATMs between 1998-2003, and the thefts occurred on multiple occasions while Bistodeau was refilling ATM machines at the bank. After she took money from the ATMs, she used different methods to hide the theft in the bank’s records such as making false accounting entries into the general ledger.