Credit union regulator bars seven from future service in federally insured FIs

Seven former credit union employees were barred from any future involvement in the affairs of a federally insured financial institution under six prohibition notices and one order issued in January, according to a release Friday by the federal regulator of credit unions.

The notices and consent order, issued by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), show that:

  • Benedict Anthony III, a former employee of Tucson Old Pueblo Credit Union, Tucson, Ariz., was sentenced on a charge of facilitation to commit theft.
  • Margurite Mary Cofell, a former employee of St. Francis Campus Employees Credit Union, Little Falls, Minn., was sentenced on a charge of credit union fraud.
  • Sonya Y. Cote, a former employee of Hanscom Federal Credit Union, Littleton, Mass., agreed and consented, without admitting or denying wrongdoing, to the issuance of a prohibition order that states she used her position as head teller to conduct unauthorized transactions, took steps to hide those transactions, and gained improper access to funds and took them for her own use. (No amounts are provided.)
  • Tamara Ann Dangelo, a former employee of Pinpoint Federal Credit Union, Milton, Pa., was sentenced on a charge of receiving stolen property.
  • Charity Hope Erickson, a former employee of Citizens Community Credit Union, Devils Lake, N.D., (merged into First Community Credit Union), was sentenced on a charge of misapplication of entrusted property.
  • Grace Garza, a.k.a. Grace Valencia, a former employee of Space City Credit Union, Houston, Texas, was sentenced on the charges of embezzlement, and aiding and abetting.
  • Susanna Guajardo, a former employee of Space City Credit Union, Houston, Texas, was sentenced on the charges of embezzlement, and aiding and abetting.

NCUA Issues Prohibition Notices and Orders

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