Sunday, April 29, 2012

Nebraska Woman Charged With Embezzling $662K From Credit Union

Crystal Lankford, 35,  of Seward, Nebraska, has been charged with embezzling nearly $662,000 from the H.B.E. Credit Union where she had been employed .  According to authorities, over a period of about 5 years, from 2006 until 2011, Lankford siphoned funds from the credit union via an undisclosed scheme. 


Read the story here.

Update (1/7/13): Lankford was sentenced to 45 months in prison and ordered to pay $635,998.56 in restitution.  According to prosecutors, "from at least April 12, 2006 to September 20, 2011, Lankford began to write checks, drawn on the operating account of HBE at Union Bank and Trust, to herself and her husband, Steve Lankford, without the approval or authorization of HBE Credit Union or its officers."

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