12/16/2013 10:58 EST | Updated 02/15/2014 05:59 EST

Michelle Sparrow, Ex-RBC Staffer Who Embezzled $1 Million, Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

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HINTON, Alta. - A bank employee in Alberta has been sentenced to three years in prison for embezzling $1 million.

Michelle Sparrow was working at an RBC branch in Hinton, just east of Jasper, when she swiped the funds between 2001 and 2007.

RCMP say she used a sophisticated scheme that manipulated various accounts under real and fake client names.

Sparrow, who is 42, was recently convicted of two counts of fraud.

In addition to prison time, a judge ordered Sparrow to repay the bank $926,019.

She is no longer with the bank.

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