Bucksport woman pleads guilty to stealing $3M

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BANGOR (AP) — A Bucksport woman has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $3 million from the bank where she worked for eight years.

Federal prosecutors said 62-year-old Lynn Bowden pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to embezzlement and tax charges.

Prosecutors say while working as a wealth management officer for Merrill Merchants Bank, which later became People’s United Bank in Bangor, she made 108 deposits and transfers of customer funds totaling almost $3 million into her personal accounts, which she then used for personal expenses.

She then failed to report the income of tax returns.

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She faces up to 30 years in prison at sentencing, which has not been scheduled.

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