Police: Riverhead bank employee stole $21,000

A Suffolk County National Bank employee stole $21,000 over a period of time from the downtown Riverhead branch where she worked, Riverhead Town Police said.

Kate Paul, 31, of Patchogue was arrested Monday for the crime, which police said was not immediately discovered until “recent events brought the theft to light” at the West 2nd Street bank. No other details about the crime were available.

Ms. Paul was charged with third-degree grand larceny, officials said.