Eight prohibited from financial institutions by credit union regulator

Eight individuals, through three prohibition orders and five notices of prohibition, were prohibited from participating in the affairs of any federally insured financial institution in November by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA).

In addition, four of the individuals were ordered to pay restitution, totaling more than $90,000.

NCUA said in a release that the individuals, and the orders, were:

  • Robert M. Burton, a former employee or institution-affiliated party of Vantage Trust Credit Union in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, agreed and consented to the issuance of a prohibition order and agreed to comply with all of its terms to settle and resolve the NCUA Board’s claims against him.
  • Diamantina Navarrete De Gomez, also known as Tina Gomez, a former employee of Tropical Financial Credit Union in Miramar, Florida, pleaded no contest to the charge of grand theft. Gomez was sentenced to 10 years’ probation.
  • Roy Frasher, the former Chairman of the Board of Mildred Mitchell Bateman Hospital Federal Credit Union in Huntington, West Virginia, agreed and consented to the issuance of a prohibition order and agreed to comply with all of its terms to settle and resolve the NCUA Board’s claims against him.
  • Lavel D. Hammons, a former employee of Tinker Federal Credit Union in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, pleaded guilty to the charges of using a computer to obtain money by false pretenses and conspiracy to commit a felony violation of the Computer Act. Hammons was sentenced to 10 years in prison and was ordered to pay $10,414.33 in restitution.
  • Tabitha A. Kovac, a former employee of Park City Credit Union in Merrill, Wisconsin, pleaded guilty to the charge of theft. Kovac was sentenced to 30 days in prison, 200 hours of community service, two years’ probation, and was ordered to $8,735.42 in restitution.
  • Larry E. Martin, the former Chief Executive Officer of Mildred Mitchell Bateman Hospital Federal Credit Union in Huntington, West Virginia, agreed and consented to the issuance of a prohibition order and agreed to comply with all of its terms to settle and resolve the NCUA Board’s claims against him.
  • Martina M. Papa, a former employee of Teamsters Local 30 Federal Credit Union in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to the charge of theft. Papa received seven years’ probation and was ordered to $57,100 in restitution.
  • Chasity Renee Rogers, a former employee of Midwest Regional Credit Union in Kansas City, Kansas, pleaded guilty to the charges of theft and computer crime. Rogers entered into a pretrial agreement where she was sentenced to 27 months in the Wyandotte County Criminal Diversion program. Rogers was also ordered to pay $14,032 in restitution.

Violation of a prohibition order is a felony offense punishable by imprisonment and a fine of up to $1 million, NCUA said.

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