Ala. Woman Charged in Federal Bank Fraud Case

By: AP
By: AP

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Authorities say a woman is facing federal bank fraud charges stemming from a scheme to steal $900,000 from a company she worked for. reports Lisa Owers Cochran was charged with one count of bank fraud.

Authorities say Cochran stole money between December 2005 and April 2012 from a Jefferson County moving company where she worked as controller. Officials say she wrote fraudulent checks and paid herself with debit charges from the company's account.

Officials say Cochran forged the signatures of two other Armstrong employees on the checks and made false entries in the company's financial records to conceal the theft.

A message left at her attorney's office Tuesday was not immediately returned. Cochran's arraignment is set for Dec. 13.

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