Credit union regulator prohibits one in October for stealing debit cards from members

A former worker at an Upper Marlboro, Md., credit union was prohibited as a result of debit card fraud from future service at a federally insured bank or credit union in October, the federal regulator of the cooperative financial institutions said Tuesday.

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) said the only prohibition or administrative order it publicly reported in October was for Ryan Nicole Horne, a former member service associate of NASA Federal Credit Union (FCU) in Upper Marlboro.

According to the prohibition order, Horne in the late summer of 2021 gained unauthorized access to member debit cards and made unauthorized purchases on those cards. The agency said the purchases caused the credit union a monetary loss.

Horne, the NCUA said, pleaded guilty last year in a Fairfax County, Va., court to misdemeanor credit card fraud. She was sentenced to a 90-day suspended sentence, 12-month probation, and ordered to pay restitution to the credit union of nearly $4,900, which she completed in May.

NCUA Prohibits One Individual from Participating in the Affairs of Any Federally Insured Depository Institution