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Oakland Banker Charged with Elder Financial Abuse

Linda Sue Foss, 62, a Dublin-area woman,  pleaded not guilty to 20 felonies after been charged with grand theft, money laundering and elder financial abuse on May 13 in Alameda County Superior Court.

According to authorities and court documents, Foss embezzled over $1 million from at least two customers while she was employed at U.S. Bank in Oakland and from another three other customers when she became a manager at a nearby First Republic Bank branch.

The alleged crimes, which may have begun three years ago, came to light last month when an eagle-eyed wealth manager noticed that one of his client’s statements was altered, with the CD (certificate of deposit) dropping in value from $972,000 to $353,000 appeared altered.

After she was fired from U.S. Bank in March, Foss went to work at First Republic Bank, where she allegedly took over $164,000 from a customer there and used it to cover a theft to one of the U.S. Bank customers. 

Read the original article in ABC7 News and the San Francisco Chronicle.

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