Bank employee charged with embezzling $135,700

A Bank of Kentucky employee has been charged with embezzling more than $130,000, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Friday.

In addition to bank embezzlement, Rebecca Hatfield, 34, was charged with making a false statement and 46 counts of making false entries in bank records, according to a news release.

From December 2007 to August 2011, Hatfield took about $135,700 from the Bank of Kentucky, the news release said.

Hatfield, of Columbus, Ind., worked at Bank of Kentucky in Florence.

She is accused of making false entries into bank accounting records and lying to an FBI agent in denying that she embezzled money. She allegedly told an FBI agent another bank employee took the money, the news release said.

If convicted, Hatfield could face up to 30 years in prison.