A former longtime loan officer for Camden National Bank is suspected of embezzling nearly $750,000 from at least five different customers for more than two years.

And the former employee — Christina L. Torres-York of Warren — left a written confession to the bank in a night depository box.

Those are the claims made in Camden National Corp.’s lawsuit against Torres-York that was unsealed March 10 in Knox County Superior Court. The Herald-Gazette had made a request last month to have the lawsuit, filed originally in November, unsealed.

The names of the customers whose accounts Torres-York made unauthorized withdrawals from are not included in the redacted lawsuit made public.

Torres-York has not had criminal charges filed against her and the U.S. Attorney’s Office has declined to comment on whether it is investigating.

Torres-York was hired by Camden National Bank in 1990. She worked as a loan officer at its Waldoboro bank. As a loan officer, Torres-York had access to individual bank customers’ lines of credit. The bank policy, however, is that a withdrawal from lines of credit must be authorized by the customer.

On Oct. 16, 2009, it came to the bank’s attention that Torres-York had been withdrawing funds from customers’ lines of credit, according to the lawsuit. She was immediately fired.

The lawsuit states that to date the bank has determined that Torres-York had made unauthorized withdrawals from at least five bank customers’ lines of credit. The amount totaled $749,402.

On Oct. 19, the bank discovered a letter from Torres-York that was left in a night depository box. In the letter, according to the lawsuit, she confessed that she “used several lines of credit” and that she was “terribly sorry for the embarrassment [she] caused for Camden National Bank and [her] family.”

“I am relieved that this is finally over as I have struggled for a long time with this and it has caused me to not be able to concentrate on my work,” her letter stated, according to the bank’s lawsuit.

She disbursed the money to eight different accounts. One improper disbursement was for $355,000.

She described how she would like to make partial restitution and said that the ones who scream to get their fees back should get the money from her 401(k) retirement account.

“Again I am so sorry it became a mess,” her letter stated, according to the lawsuit. “I will not be in at 8, as I can not hold up my head any longer, ashamed at what has happened and what I have done to so many people that trusted me.”

The court agreed to place a $750,000 lien on her property since the judge found it was more than likely the bank would win its lawsuit.

Justice Jeffrey Hjelm agreed March 5 to the request by the Maine Contractors and Builders Alliance Inc. for another attachment against Torres-York. The Builders Alliance claims the former bank worker used her position as the organization’s treasurer and her job at the bank to siphon off $82,940 of the alliance’s money.