A former Belgrade man has pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $47,000 while replenishing ATM machines belonging for Valley Bank of Belgrade.
The U.S. Attorney's office says 42-year-old Thomas L. Beckner of Newport, Ore., pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Missoula to embezzlement by a bank employee. His sentencing is set for Oct. 31.
Prosecutors alleged Beckner took nearly $47,000 from March through May of this year. He worked in information technology for the bank and his duties included maintaining, repairing and replenishing the ATMs.