The prosecution and the defense rested their cases Thursday afternoon in the 35th District Court trial of a former bank teller who is accused of stealing more than $18,000 from the bank that employed her.
Jeina Hogan, 22, is accused of taking money from the Wal-Mart branch of the Citizens National Bank on multiple occasions in April and May 2005.
District Judge Steve Ellis told jurors he anticipated they would begin deliberating Hogan’s guilt or innocence later Thursday after hearing closing arguments from prosecutor Ryan Locker and defense attorney Keith Woodley.
Hogan did not testify in the case.
Hogan was an 18-year-old Brownwood High School senior when she began working part-time at the bank in March 2005, according to testimony. She left the bank in early June of that year after she came under suspicion in the theft of the bank funds, testimony showed.
The state’s final witness was Bobby Duvall, who is chief deputy at the Brown County Sheriff’s Office. Duvall testified about two interviews he conducted with Hogan.
She denied taking the money but offered to repay the amount that was determined at that point to be missing — $8,400 to resolve the problem — Duvall testified.
Woodley sought to establish through cross-examination that Hogan was offering to repay just under $1,000, a one-day amount determined to be missing.
Defense witnesses included Hogan’s grandmother, Shirley Duffie, who testified that Hogan never had large amounts of money in her possession in those days.