March 21, 2011, Alexandria, VA – The National Credit Union Administration Board has issued orders prohibiting the following individuals from participating in the affairs of any federally insured financial institution.
Virginia Anderson, a former employee of TPEA No. 5 Credit Union, Del Rio, Texas, was convicted of Theft from a Lending Institution. Anderson was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, 1 year probation, and ordered to pay $1,759,554 in restitution.
Gary K. Ellis, a former employee of River Valley Federal Credit Union, Brattleboro, Vermont, was convicted of Credit Union Embezzlement. Ellis was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment, 5 year probation and ordered to pay $150,000 in restitution.
Kathleen Hammer, a former employee of Western Region Federal Credit Union, Cleveland, Ohio Hammer entered into a pre-trial diversion program with the State of Ohio Court of Common Pleas-Cuyahoga County.
NCUA enforcement orders are online here, and may be inspected at NCUA’s Office of General Counsel between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Copies may be ordered by mail from NCUA, 1775 Duke St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-3428.
Violation of a prohibition order is a felony offense punishable by imprisonment and a fine of up to $1 million.
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