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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A former Mount Pleasant bank teller has pleaded guilty to taking more than $700,000 from the bank over a 15-year period.
Fifty-nine-year-old Michele Gentry pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Charleston on Monday.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Rhett DeHart says Gentry's job at a Bank of America branch in Mount Pleasant included transferring cash from the vault to the teller's drawers.
DeHart says Gentry took $500 to $2,000 at a time from 1996 to 2011.
He says Gentry used fake bank documents and ledger entries to cover the thefts.
DeHart says the theft was discovered by the manager on a day when Gentry was out sick.
U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel has not yet scheduled a sentencing. She faces up to 33 years in prison and $1 million in fines.