Woman who stole from credit union sentenced

ASPEN — A woman who pleaded guilty to using her job at an Aspen credit union to steal tens of thousands of dollars from customers will serve 60 days in jail.

The Aspen Daily News reports that the victims included former Aspen Mayor Mick Ireland and former Marble Mayor John Anthony Petrocco.

Authorities say 40-year-old Jessica Sorensen forged signatures for cash withdrawals and transfers from her own account from September 2012 through July 2013. Sorensen was arrested in August and later pleaded guilty to three felony theft charges as part of a plea agreement.

She will have to pay at least $40,000 in restitution. The amount could be higher with interest.

Sorensen will be allowed to work during her sentence, but will have to spend each night in jail.


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