Woman returns to Morgan City in bank theft case

Posted at 4:24 PM, Jul 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-18 17:24:59-04

This week, a Morgan City bank teller returned to Louisiana to face allegations she stole money from a bank. 

Stephanie Williams, 38, was booked with theft in excess of $25,000, criminal damage to property of $13,751 and failure to return a leased vehicle. Her bond has been set at $100,000. 

Back in June, we reported that she had been arrested in California, where she allegedly fled after an investigation that began when money went missing from her cash drawer. 

In May, Morgan City Police were called to a local bank to investigate a possible theft of money. A bank teller hadn’t reported for work, and when officials checked her cash drawer they found a lot of "damaged" money in it, a spokesman said. Williams was identified as the suspect, and detectives then verified that a large amount of money was missing. 

Detectives obtained a warrant for her arrest, and then learned she allegedly had fled to Long Beach, California. They got in touch with Long Beach Police, and Williams was arrested on June 12. 

Williams was transported from Long Beach California on July 18, 2018, by the United States Marshalls Office where she was taken into custody by the Morgan City Police.

The warrant for the Failure to Return Leased Merchandise stems from an investigation conducted by patrol officers on June 21, 2018, when Williams was identified as not returning leased property valued at $927.79 to a local business or rendering payment for such property, the spokesman said.