A former credit union employee has been prohibited from participating in the affairs of any federally insured financial institution, the federal regulator of credit unions said, after having served a prison sentence and supervised release.
In its April report of prohibition notices issued Monday, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) said it had banned seven individuals from working or serving at federally insured credit unions or other federally insured financial institutions. Those seven included Cynthia D. Gilmore, a former employee of Beverly Bus Garage Federal Credit Union of Chicago. She pleaded no contest to a charge of theft. She was sentenced to 30 months in prison, 12 years’ supervised release, and ordered to complete 50 hours of community service for each year of her supervised release.
(Gilmore contacted Regulatory Report to state that she was sentenced in 2002 for charges and has already served and completed her sentence. A previous version of this story incorrectly indicated she had recently been sentenced. Regulatory Report regrets the error.)
The six other individuals prohibited by the agency were:
- Willie Joseph Jones, Jr., a former employee of Power Financial Credit Union in Pembroke Pines, Fla., who pleaded guilty to identity theft charges; he was sentenced to two years in prison, one year of supervised release, and ordered to pay court costs.
- Tania Maldonado-Suarez, a former employee of Puerto Rico FCU in Caparra, P.R., who pleaded guilty to embezzlement charges; she was sentenced to three years’ supervised release and ordered to pay $474,894.69 in restitution.
- Tammy Burns, a former employee of Access Credit Union in Bristol, Pa., who pleaded guilty to charges of theft and receiving stolen property; she was sentenced to three years’ probation.
- Edward John Malone and Laura L. Malone, both former employees of Mt. Pleasant Area School Employees FCU, in Mount Pleasant, Pa. Edward John pleaded guilty to charges of theft and receiving stolen property; he was ordered to complete one year of probation and pay $3,232.82 in restitution. Laura pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy, theft, and receiving stolen property; she was ordered to complete one year of probation and pay $3,232.82 in restitution.
- Natasha Mask(also known as Natasha Bontemps), a former temporary employee of the Golden 1 FCU in Sacramento, Calif., was found guilty of petty theft; she was sentenced to 10 days in prison and ordered to complete one week in the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Work Program.