A former Citibank employee is facing federal charges after allegedly using customer credit card accounts to pay her own bills.
Citibank says it fired 43-year-old Terri Jo Huber immediately after finding out, but now she's facing decades in federal prison.
Court documents say Huber charged at least $1,000 on customer credit cards over a one year period. The federal bank fraud and embezzlement charges carry a combined maximum of 60 years in prison.
Huber worked at the Citibank facility in Sioux Falls handling customer service calls and complaints. In a four page federal indictment it says Huber had access to the account information of customers and would modify addresses and other information in the Citibank computer database to try and hide her fraudulent transactions.
Between November of 2011 and November of 2012 authorities believe she charged at least six different accounts.
Citibank says they fired Huber immediately in November of 2012 when they found out about the alleged fraud.
"Upon discovering the matter, we immediately notified the authorities and terminated her employment. We also notified and took steps to protect the customers involved," Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for Citibank in Sioux Falls Jerry Nachtigal said.
Citibank says its customers are not liable for any unauthorized use of their accounts but Huber could be ordered to pay back the money to the company if she's found guilty.
Huber pleaded not guilty to all nine counts in the indictment Wednesday afternoon. She was released from custody Wednesday based on the promise that she will show up in court again or face a penalty.