Former Members 1st, Mid Penn manager charged with stealing more than $250K in two cases
A former Members 1st and Mid Penn Bank branch manager faces two preliminary hearings after police arrested her Monday on a second set of fraud charges.
Tiffany Kay Look, 39, of Derry Township, is charged with stealing or fraudulently obtaining more than $250,000 in two different cases, one in Cumberland County and one in Dauphin County.
In one of the cases, she said she spent the money at a casino.
In Hampden Township, court documents show she is free on $50,000 secured bail after police accused her of stealing more than $136,000 from credit union members while she was a manager at the Camp Hill branch of Members 1st Federal Credit Union on Market Street.
On Nov. 25, police in Swatara Township also charged her with creating $115,000 in fraudulent loans while she was the branch manager at the Derry Street location of Mid Penn Bank, according to an affidavit.
Police in Hampden Township said she confessed to stealing about $50,000, but after an investigation, Members 1st reported $136,160 stolen. The credit union recovered some funds and is reporting a loss of $125,233.32.
Police said Members 1st has reimbursed all customers who were victims.
According to the affidavit in Hampden Township, Look stole $43,000 in May from a credit union member while she was the branch manager. Look initially denied the charge but confessed in October, according to police. She also confessed to stealing $6,100 from another member. During the police investigation, it was found that she stole $62,000 from a dead person whose estate was being handled by Members 1st.
She is charged in the Hampden Township case with four counts each of identity theft, theft by deception and unlawful use of a computer, as well as three counts each of forgery and accessing a device issued to another person.
She faces a Dec. 11 preliminary hearing on the charges.
Police found more information about additional crimes they said Look committed while she was a branch manager at Mid Penn Bank in Swatara Township.
Police said Look took out two fraudulent loans, one in September 2010, another in December 2010, totaling $115,000. According to a police affidavit from Swatara Township, Look initially denied taking out the loans, but later admitted it and said the money was spent at a casino. She had just returned from a casino, she said, when police interviewed her Oct. 18.
She faces a Dec. 18 preliminary hearing in that case on charges of forgery, identity theft and theft, all felonies, according to a court docket sheet.
She is free on $50,000 bail on those charges as well.