Gee, Dolly (1897–1978)

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Gee, Dolly (1897–1978)

Chinese-American embezzler. Born 1897 in Canton, China; died 1987; dau. of Charlie Gee (banker).

With father, was placed in charge of Chinatown (NY) branch of French-American Bank (became Bank of America in 1929); earned great acclaim as 1st woman banker in country and was a pillar of the Chinese community; under her direction, branch assets increased from $2 million to $20 million in 3 decades; father retired (1929); just before her own retirement (Dec 1963), confessed to having embezzled more than $300,000 with her father since 1923; served 16 months of 5-year sentence for embezzlement at Terminal Island.