Thursday, September 16, 2010

Former West Virginia Credit Union Employee & Cohort Charged With Misappropriating $2.4 Million

Rebecca Poe, 35, of Falls Mills, Virginia has been charged with misappropriating some $2.4 million from N&W Poca Division Federal Credit Union located in Bluefield, West Virginia where she had been employed. According to prosecutors, over the course of about five years, from 2003 to August 2008 Poe used several means to misappropriate the funds, including creating false deposits which were then withdrawn for her own purposes. Poe also allegedly issued checks to family members and to pay for personal expenses. Also named in the indictment was Pamela Mullins, 46, of Bluefield, WV, an alleged accomplice, who "aided and abetted" Poe in her thefts from the credit union. Mullins, who is also a former credit union employee, was not named as a defendant. Authorities asserted that Poe's misappropriation contributed to the failure of the credit union. She faces up to 30 years in prison, plus fines and restitution. Mullins plead guilty to the Information filed against her. Poe's trial is scheduled to commence October 19th.

Read the story here and here.

Read the indictment here.

Hat tip: Reader Joe.

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