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Former bank manager sentenced for forgery

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Sidonie Pollack-Summers (Source: Chatham County District Attorney's Office) Sidonie Pollack-Summers (Source: Chatham County District Attorney's Office)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

A Rincon woman was sentenced to five years of probation for first-degree forgery.

A jury found Sidonie Pollack-Summers, 36, guilty on May 17, according to the Office of Eastern Judicial Circuit/Chatham County District Attorney.

Pollack-Summers was sentenced to probation, 200 hours of community service, ordered to pay $2,449.96 in restitution to SunTrust Bank and received 120 days in a Probation Detention Center (suspended) by Superior Court Judge James F. Bass Jr., according to the district attorney's office.

Pollack-Summers was the manager of the SunTrust Bank on Savannah's south side. In October 2008, Robert Kozlowski, treasurer of the Alee Temple Shriner's Oriental Band, discussed with her reinvesting the organizations $5,000 CD $5,000 CD that had recently matured.

They agreed that the funds would be reinvested into a TransAmerica Fund. She assured the fund would have a 6 percent.

In March 2009, Kozlowski changed his mailing address for the account. He also found out that Pollack-Summers was no longer employed at SunTrust, was told that no such account with TransAmerica had been created, but that $3,000 had been invested in a SunTrust Fund.

Pollack-Summers had forged Kozlowski's signature when she opened the $3,000 fund for the group. The bank could not account for the remaining $2,000, according to the district attorney's office.

She was arrested and booked in April 2009 on charges of first-degree forgery and theft by taking.

Kozlowski and the Alee Temple Shriner's were later reimbursed for the missing money plus interest by SunTrust Bank.

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