DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Yet another sentencing date has been set for the woman who pleaded to embezzling million of dollars from a local US Bank.
Amy Scarpelli admitted she embezzled more than $5 million from the bank in April of 2015. Investigators were first notified in April 2014, two years ago.
In a case that has been full of delays and continuances, Scarpelli was to be sentenced in federal court Thursday, but that has been delayed.
The judge heard new evidence Thursday about the money. Of the $5 million stolen from the bank, investigators have only been able to find $31,000 in cash. Prosecutors say the remaining money has been spent or lost to gambling.
Court records show Scarpelli bought several homes for cash. Records also show she used the money to maintain a VIP status at Hollywood Casino in Indiana, purchased boats, motorcycles, and other merchandise.
The judge will consider Thursday’s testimony and decide whether to accept a plea deal. That could happen at the next scheduled court date which is May 17.