Storm Lake Police were advised Monday that an employee of the Commercial Bank main branch had been altering the deposit slips of a local business and keeping some of the businesses' money. The investigation revealed approximately $1,500 stolen since Oct. 1, 2000.
Working with bank officials, police gathered enough information and evidence to arrest Esther Maria Gonzalez, 21, of Storm Lake. Gonzalez was charged with Theft 2nd Degree (class D felony Monday). She was booked into the County Jail on $9,750 cash bond.
The police department conducted a search of a residence located at 223 Russell Street and seized $1,500 in cash, along with some other evidence.