Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Texas Woman Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $200K From Credit Union

Mellissa Kay Morris, 48, of Winnsboro, Texas has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $200,000 from the Pioneer Credit Company where she had been employed as an assistant manager.  According to prosecutors, Morris would use a customer's name, Social Security number and other personal information to create a loan application. She would approve the loan, issue a credit union check in the customer's name, then forge the signature and keep the money.  Morris was indicted in August 2011. 

Read the story here.

Read the DOJ announcement of her indictment here.

Hat tip: FraudTalk reader Joe.

Update (8/21/12): Morris has been sentenced to 27 months in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $108,101.28. 

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