Kathleen Morris, accused of embezzling over $179,000 from the local Seamen’s Bank branch office, was indicted last Friday by a second grand jury.

Kathleen Morris, accused of embezzling over $179,000 from the local Seamen’s Bank branch office, was indicted last Friday by a second grand jury.

As a result, the case will now move from Orleans District Court, where Morris was arraigned last month, to Barnstable County Superior Court, where penalties are usually more severe for those convicted of a crime. The Superior Court grand jury on Friday returned an indictment against Morris for larceny, embezzlement from a bank, credit by false statement, forgery of promissory note and uttering false writing.

Morris pleaded not guilty during her arraignment on Oct. 8 in district court to 47 charges brought against her by the Cape & Islands District Attorney’s Office.

The former vice president of commercial lending at Seamen’s Provincetown branch has been charged with approving 15 fraudulent loans using the names of seven people, several of them family members living in the area.

Pru Sowers can be reached at psowers@provincetownbanner.com