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Former Great Bend bank employee indicted for embezzling over $73,600
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Shown is the scene outside of Landmark National Bank in May after the ATM there was broken into. The burglary led to the federal indictment of a former bank employee. - photo by Tribune file photo

 KANSAS CITY, Kan - A former employee of a bank in Great Bend was indicted Wednesday on a charge of embezzling more than $73,600, Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said Thursday morning.

Kaden Herman, 19, Great Bend, is charged with one count of embezzlement by a bank employee.

The indictment alleges that in May 2016, Herman was working for Landmark National Bank, located at 1623 Main St. in Great Bend, when he embezzled more than $73,600 from the bank. If convicted, he faces a penalty of up to 30 years in federal prison and a fine up to $1 million. 

The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart is prosecuting.

The case stems from the early morning May 11 break-in of the automated teller machine at the bank, said U.S. Attorney’s Office Spokesman John Cross. 

The burglary was initially investigated by the Great Bend Police Department. But, since the bank is insured through the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the case was a federal matter and the GBPD office contacted the FBI.