A former Kansas City bank employee admitted in federal court Thursday she stole up to $1 million from her employer and failed to pay taxes on the income.
Jennifer Regans, 39, of Kansas City pleaded guilty to federal embezzlement charges and filing a false tax return.
Regans worked as an administrative assistant for Pioneer Services, the military banking division of MidCountry Bank in Kansas City. She admitted to embezzling at least $500,000 from the bank from Nov. 30, 2007, to July 2, 2012. Federal authorities said they believe the actual loss was just more than $1 million.
The IRS determined that she should have paid at least $139,746 in federal income taxes on the money.
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The fraud was discovered after American Express notified the bank that Regans’ corporate credit card was past due. An audit was conducted. She was terminated on July 18, 2012.
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