BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ The sister of a former North Dakota bank
executive awaiting sentencing for stealing from clients says she
will plead guilty in the same case.
Ann Loran is charged in federal court with conspiracy to commit
bank fraud and money laundering. Authorities say she was part of a
scheme to steal nearly $800,000.
Betty Kolling, a former trust officer at Bank of the West in
Dickinson, and her husband, Walter Kolling, pleaded guilty earlier.
Their sentencing is Nov. 13.
Loran is Betty Kolling's sister.
Authorities say the Kollings and Loran conspired to raid trust
funds and in one case obtain lucrative mineral rights for a nominal
Betty Kolling said at her plea hearing she began stealing to
help Loran, who was caring for their ailing mother at the time.