Action News had the only crew in the courtroom as a judge ordered /*Jeri Sell*/ to serve prison time and pay $800 thousand in restitution.
Her husband, children and friends watched as a sheriff's deputy led her way to begin her sentence.
Prosecutors said sell forged customer's signatures, manipulated bank records, and blamed account irregularities on others... all to feed a gambling habit.
David Brager said, "She even stole money from two of her then closest friends in one instance a week after attending a funeral of the customer. She stole from the family knowing they were dealing with the death of a loved one and unexpected to state taxes."
Sell was once named "Tulare County Woman of the Year" in two months, a judge will determine whether she should pay another half a million dollars to cover the bank's legal fees.