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Posted on Wed, Apr 13, 2011 : 5:07 p.m.

Manchester woman accused of embezzling $704,000 from Chelsea bank

By Staff

A Manchester woman has been charged with embezzling more than $700,000 dollars from Key Bank in Chelsea over a 10-year period, The Associated Press reports.

The charge against Dianna DeLawter was filed Tuesday in federal court in Detroit. The court filing alleges DeLawter embezzled $704,000 between May 2001 and March 2011.

Read The Associated Press story.



Fri, Apr 15, 2011 : 2:20 a.m.

Think I will take my money out of KEY!


Fri, Apr 15, 2011 : 7:24 p.m.

Don't fool yourself, this stuff goes on all over the place.


Thu, Apr 14, 2011 : 8:04 p.m.

How in the world do you get away with stealing over $700,000.00 from a bank??? Even though it took 10 years, which is unbelievable, who would be stupid enough to think they would get away with it! Although the criminal consequences of embezzlement do not seem to be a deterent to this type of person!


Fri, Apr 15, 2011 : 7:23 p.m.

"who would be stupid enough to think they would get away with it!" She got away with it for ten years, had she stopped stealing after 9.5 years, she might never have been found out.


Thu, Apr 14, 2011 : 10:52 a.m.

Peanuts compared to Anthony Mozzillo of Countrywide and the othr CEO's and exec's who walked away with millions in the housing fraud. Mozzillo stole $600 million. His SEC fine...$47 million. And the fine is tax deductable.


Thu, Apr 14, 2011 : 1:38 p.m.

Awakened- You are correct that the government response to Mozillo was ridiculous, but there are dozens of lawsuits that will tie up his assets for the rest of his life. He was the worst of the scum, his lies were outrageous and well documented, but apparently political connections mean more than justice.


Thu, Apr 14, 2011 : 10:52 a.m.

A drop in the bucket compared to what the banking industry "legally" stole from us!


Thu, Apr 14, 2011 : 3:53 a.m.

I would not be surprised if colusion is happening at the branch. Writing off 700,000 in 10 years is off the charts way too much for any one branch. Kudos to the auditor, analyst, or whisteblower that discovered it.


Thu, Apr 14, 2011 : 12:47 a.m.

This embezzlement certainly doesn't say much for the internal audit controls of Key Bank -- 10 years and no one noticed? Then again, look at the trillion dollar theft of our money by Wall Street Bankers -- and no one will go to jail.


Wed, Apr 13, 2011 : 11:20 p.m.

See petty thieves and criminals? If you go to school and apply yourselves, you too can score big! Or you can go life working hard, going out every day and robbing pizza delivery drivers fro chump change...not to mention the chance of meeting those pesky armed citizens... Why chance it? Stay in school, learn accounting and make lotsa money!


Wed, Apr 13, 2011 : 11:13 p.m.

David Goldstein was Class of 1970 at U-M Law School. He was the first person in the history of the LSAT exam to attain a perfect score and later became a 5-time winner on "Jeopardy" television show. Currently specializes in bankruptcy and criminal law.


Wed, Apr 13, 2011 : 10:37 p.m.

Nice in-depth article. How did you find the time to do all that research?