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CU System Briefs (02/15/2013)
  • PAMPA, Texas (2/15/13)--A former employee of Pampa (Texas) Teachers FCU was indicted Wednesday by a Lubbock federal grand jury on charges of falsifying entries at the $11.7 million asset credit union (amarillo.com Feb. 13). Erin Dawn Trevathan is charged with fraud related to federal credit union entries. Trevathan  allegedly funded loans to credit union members,  taking money from other members' accounts and purportedly falsifying credit union records to swindle the credit union, according  to the indictment. The thefts covered a two-year period between 2008 and 2010 …
  • TULSA, Okla. (2/15/13)--A Texas man was sentenced Tuesday to one year and one day in prison by a Tulsa, Okla., federal court for identity theft related to vehicle-loan fraud (Tulsa World Feb. 13).  In addition to the prison time, U.S. District Judge Claire Eagan ordered Don Eugene Osby Jr., 38, to pay more than $100,000 in restitution and to be placed under court supervision for five years after his release from prison. Osby was accused of providing a false Social Security number to obtain approval for six vehicle loans from $616 million asset Tulsa (Okla.) FCU and $1.2 billion asset Tulsa Teachers FCU in 2010 and 2011 ...
  • JACKSON, Mich. (2/15/13)--Sentencing has been delayed for Renee Mainstone, a former branch manager at Jackson, Mich.-based EECU, on charges related to the embezzlement of more than $194,445 from the credit union. Mainstone, 45, of Battle Creek, was to be sentenced Wednesday but the hearing was delayed for one week (mlive.com Feb. 13). In a plea bargain, Mainstone pleaded guilty in December to a charge of taking $50,000-$100,000 and agreed to pay full restitution to the credit union.  She faces up to 15 years in prison and a large fine …
  • HARRISBURG, Pa. (2/15/13)--Carl William "Bill"Anderson, a longtime manager of the former Federal Employees CU in Warren, Pa., died Monday in Warren, according to the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (Life is a Highway Feb. 14). He was 85. Anderson was employed with the Warren Post Office as an accountant, window clerk and floor worker. He retired as manager of the credit union after 37 years.  Services will be Saturday at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church. He is survived by his wife, four children, two sisters, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren (The Times Observer Feb. 13) …


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