CHESHIRE CT Jan 19 2012 - A Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan employee has been charged with the theft of $253,000 from customers.
Sarah Kwasinskas, 30, of 49 A Cherry St. in Naugatuck, was charged with first-degree larceny. Cheshire police detective Kerry Nastri said that Kwasinskas turned herself in after her lawyer informed her there was a warrant for her arrest.
Kwasinskas worked as a teller for Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan, 1699 Highland Ave. Bank officials noticed irregularities in some of their customers’ accounts. The investigation lasted about two months and revealed Kwasinskas had been taking money for over a year.
Nastri said that the bank has already reimbursed the accounts affected, 17 in all. Kwasinskas is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 16.