Weather Forecast


Former TRF bank officer pleads guilty to embezzlement

News Park Rapids,Minnesota 56470
Park Rapids Enterprise
Former TRF bank officer pleads guilty to embezzlement
Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

A former Thief River Falls bank officer accused of embezzling $396,000 has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, court records show.

Vicki Lynn Torgerson, 48, faces up to 30 years in prison on the charge of embezzlement by a bank officer. Sentencing has not been scheduled.

Prosecutors say that between July 2005 and March 2013, she took money from ATMs and the backup cassettes to the machines. Torgerson was a consumer loan officer for Northern State Bank at the time.

Jeanne Cooney, a spokeswoman at the Minnesota U.S. Attorney’s Office, said earlier that sentencing is expected within 90 days of a plea.

The case was initially investigated by the Pennington County attorney but was turned over to federal prosecutors in May.

Forum News Service
The Forum Communications News Service is the premier news wire service covering the Upper Midwest, stretching from the oilfields of western North Dakota to the plains of South Dakota and to the shores of eastern Minnesota. For more information about the services we offer or to discuss content subscriptions, please contact us.