Carthage woman pleads guilty to embezzlement


A Carthage woman pleads guilty to stealing tens of thousands of dollars from a local bank.

Elisha Stukesbary, 37, admitted to embezzling $35,000 from US Bank in Carthage in 2018. She was working as the branch manager when she used her teller drawer to take cash during a two-week period in December.

An internal audit discovered the crime, and when confronted, she admitted to the theft blaming an addiction to illegal drugs.

Stukesbary pleaded guilty to embezzlement in federal court Tuesday and is currently out on bond awaiting sentencing.

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