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Authorities: Former banker stole $84,000 from vault, ATM machines

TULLYTOWN, Pa. - Authorities in Bucks County said a longtime Wells Fargo employee was caught with her hands in the vault.

The district attorney's office said Christine Ann Bate, 40, admitted to stealing more than $80,000 from the Tullytown Wells Fargo's vault and ATM machines over a two-year period. 

Authorities said she submitted falsified entries into bank computer programs to try to hide the thefts.

They said Bate was the service manager, and told other workers to disregard shortfalls and that she was working on the issue.

Court records said the seven workers were fired because they followed Bate's instructions instead of bank procedure.

Bate will serve nine to 23 months in jail.

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