Teller pleads guilty to embezzling in Lawrence

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TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – A former teller has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $81,000 from a credit union in Lawrence.

U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said in a news release Tuesday that 38-year-old Christi Marie Hout, of Lawrence, pleaded guilty to theft of credit union funds.

She embezzled the money from Jayhawk Federal Credit Union by writing checks on her personal account and her husband’s business account. She also made ATM withdrawals when there were insufficient funds in the accounts and used credit union funds to pay personal expenses.

Hout’s sentencing has not been set.

The former credit union manager, 42-year-old Karolyn Stattelman of Topeka, is charged with theft of credit union funds. A change of plea hearing is scheduled for June 17. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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