DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A former U.S. bank manager accused of embezzling millions of dollars is out of jail on house arrest.
Early Monday morning, Amy Scarpelli was no longer listed as an inmate in the Butler County Jail, according to the jail website.
Last week, a judge agreed to put Scarpelli on house arrest with electronic monitoring, but officials needed a few days to work out the details.
2 NEWS Investigates asked Scarpelli’s attorney Denny Gump, why she was allowed to leave jail.
“I’m a tax payer and if I’m paying what it costs to house an inmate at butler county or even Montgomery County per day..maybe 75-85 dollars a day when you can hook up for electronically monitoring for $3.69 a day,” said Gump.
Gump said home monitoring is not an option for everybody.
“Here you have a first time offender never been in trouble before in the law and you have two council retained for her the judges know and they know our clients are going to show up,” said Gump.
Gump said Scarpelli will now get a chance to review all the evidence against her. It’s possible it will go in front of a Grand Jury but Gump is hoping for a different outcome.
“We hope it does not have to be indicted, we hope we can meet with the US attorney’s office and work out some arraignment that is satisfactory to everybody including the secret service, the government and the public,” said Gump.
Scarpelli is accused of stealing more than $5 million over a four year period when she was the manager of a U.S. Bank branch in Miamisburg.
She is the only person who has been charged in the case so far, but more arrests are expected.