Pamela Jean Williams, one of two women accused of embezzling more than $1.2 million from Alpine Bank account holders, had her case continued Tuesday in Routt County District Court. Her case is poised to go to trial after she enters her plea next month.
Williams' alleged co-conspirator, Terri Dawn Moody Fatka, pleaded guilty to four counts each of felony theft and forgery June 23. Fatka is due for sentencing in Routt County District Court on Aug. 27.
Williams' attorney, Charles Feldmann, requested and was granted a continuance Tuesday for time to review additional discovery received that day. They also are awaiting additional documents, including 10 DVDs worth of video footage from Alpine Bank, Feldmann said.
Fatka and Williams were arrested Feb. 21 on suspicion of stealing more than $1.2 million from several Alpine Bank account holders. The money was allegedly stolen between April 2005 and January 2008, while both women worked at the Steamboat Springs branch of Alpine Bank.
Feldmann has long stated that he intends to take Williams' case to trial, which may bring the matter before a different judge. Judge Shelley Hill revealed in May that she is a friend of Alpine Bank officer Alice Klauzer, and Feldmann has since filed a motion requesting that she not preside over the trial.
Hill said Tuesday that she has not yet made a decision as to whether to recuse herself and will rule on that after Williams enters her plea and all the pre-trial procedure has been taken care of.
"I want to get the case ready for trial, for me or whoever's going to do it," Hill said.
Williams' case will resume in Routt County District Court with an arraignment at 10 a.m. Aug. 13.