PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - The head teller at a credit union in the Berkshires has been charged with embezzling $58,000 from her employer and concocting a story about a threat to her teenage daughter by an extortionist.
Felisa Kazimierczak of Adams was released on personal recognizance after pleading not guilty Monday in Berkshire District Court to embezzlement from a bank, false reporting of a crime and witness intimidation.
Authorities say the 43-year-old woman who has worked at the Greylock Federal Credit Union's branch in Pittsfield for 11 years told police she got a note on her car threatening her 15-year-old daughter with harm unless the money was handed over. Police say video surveillance showed no one going near her car.
The Berkshire Eagle reports that her lawyer says she's sticking to her story.
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