Gail Baker Page, a former Columbus Bank & Trust vice president, pleaded guilty today in federal court to bank fraud.
Page, a vice president of the bank in 2004 and 2005, entered her plea to the facts in her April indictment, said defense attorney Richard Hagler, though she didn’t agree with the $159,000 prosecutors said was lost between November 2004 and September 2005.
Instead, Hagler said it’s likely his client would be ordered to pay around $144,000 in restitution.
“We contend that a lot of the money was used for the benefit for whom it was intended,” Hagler said. “I think she just made a horrible mistake.”
Never miss a local story.
Check back with ledger-enquirer.com for more on this story.