Decatur woman pleads not guilty to credit union theft

Karen S. Buxton, 49, is charged with theft over $10,000, a class 2 felony for which she could be sentenced from three to seven years in prison if convicted. (Courtesy: Macon County Sheriff's Office)

A Decatur woman that prosecutors say stole more than $66,000 from customers at the credit union where she worked pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Macon County Circuit Court.

Karen S. Buxton, 49, is charged with theft over $10,000, a class 2 felony for which she could be sentenced from three to seven years in prison if convicted.

Authorities say she stole the money from two customers.

Police said Karen Buxton created fake email accounts at the ADM credit union to enroll customers in online banking and forged signatures on banking transactions.

Buxton is free on $10,000 bond and has a pretrial hearing scheduled for January 22.

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