Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Virginia Woman Pleads Guilty In $7 Million Credit Union Fraud Case

From the Lynchburg News & Advance on 1/7/14:

A former head teller of the defunct Lynrocten Federal Credit Union pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Tuesday to an embezzlement charge that prosecutors say contributed to the financial institution’s collapse in the spring of 2013.

Teresa Wieringo Humphries, 58, of Madison Heights, admitted to embezzling more than $1 million from the Lynchburg-based credit union, which closed in May, U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy said in a news release.

Humphries had created fraudulent loans and perpetrated check-kiting schemes for more than a decade, Heaphy said. While Humphries stole more than $1 million, he said the total loss to the credit union was more than $7 million.


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