Couple sues Rockland Savings Bank for embezzlement
Rockland — A couple from Hope has filed a lawsuit in Knox County Superior Court against Rockland Savings Bank claiming that an employee stole large sums of money.
Christopher and Tara Wellman said that embezzlements from their account by a bank employee totaled $95,000 during a period of three years. The employee was not named in the suit. An investigation would be conducted by federal or state law enforcement, rather than city police, said Rockland Deputy Chief Wallace Tower.
The lawsuit also names Harry Mank Jr. in his capacity of bank president.
During a period of three years, a bank employee — a woman not named in the suit — wrote five checks against Wellman's account and converted the checks to cashier's checks, according to the suit.
Wellman maintained that he checked the status of his accounts over the three years and he was given false information.
He is seeking that his credit be restored and that the bank pay damages to Tara Wellman for her loss of consortium as a result of the negligence of the bank.
Mank was not available for comment at the bank.