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NCUA Issues Prohibition Orders

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (June 28, 2013) – The National Credit Union Administration has issued eleven orders in June prohibiting the following individuals from participating in the affairs of any federally insured financial institution:

  • Kaleigh Davis, a former employee of VyStar Credit Union in Jacksonville, Fla., pleaded guilty to the charge of defrauding a financial institution. Davis was sentenced to five days in prison, five years of supervised release and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $8,432.66.

  • Gabriel Escandon, a former vice president of operations for White Sands Federal Credit Union in Las Cruces, N.M., and former CEO of Tip of Texas Federal Credit Union in El Paso, Texas., consented to the issuance of a prohibition order to avoid the time, cost and expense of administrative litigation.

  • Linda Fite, a former employee of Cinco Family Financial Center Credit Union in Cincinnati, Ohio, pleaded guilty to the charge of theft. Fite was sentenced to 30 months in prison, up to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $5,000.

  • Tyrone Hunt, a former employee of County Credit Union in Clayton, Mo., pleaded guilty to the charge of forgery. Hunt was sentenced to two years of supervised release.

  • Mary Kjersem, a former employee of United Neighbors Federal Credit Union in Watertown, N.Y., pleaded guilty to the charge of grand larceny in the third degree. Kjersem was sentenced to five years of supervised release and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $39,711.03.

  • George Kolias, Jr., a former board member of Flag Credit Union in Tallahassee, Fla., plead no contest to the charge of providing alcohol to a minor and aggravated assault with the intent to commit a felony. Kolias was sentenced to two days in prison and 36 months of supervised release.

  • Jody Kravat, a former employee of Security Credit Union in Flint, Mich., pleaded guilty to the charge of embezzlement. Kravat was sentenced to one day in prison, three years of supervised release and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $69,102.

  • Anthony Loayza, a former employee of Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union in Pasadena, Texas, pleaded guilty to the charge of theft. Loayza was sentenced to five years of supervised release.

  • Ysnayana Carolina Patino, a former employee of Miami Firefighters Federal Credit Union in Miami, Fla., was convicted of grand theft in the second degree. Patino was placed on probation and ordered to pay $603.

  • Patricia Piscioneri, a former employee of North Adams M E Federal Credit Union in North Adams, Mass., pleaded guilty to the charge of embezzlement and false entries. Piscioneri was sentenced to time served, 24 months of supervised released, six months of home detention, 100 hours of community service and ordered to pay a $3,000 fine.

  • Betty Lou Williams, a former employee of VyStar Credit Union in Jacksonville, Fla., pleaded guilty to the charge of defrauding a financial institution. Williams was sentenced to one year in prison and five years of supervised release.

NCUA enforcement orders are available online at http://go.usa.gov/4ReQ and for inspection at NCUA’s Office of General Counsel between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may order copies may by mail from NCUA, 1775 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3428.

NCUA also makes available links to the enforcement actions of other federal regulators against other institutions or their affiliated parties at http://go.usa.gov/gFP5

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



NCUA is the independent federal agency created by the U.S. Congress to regulate, charter and supervise federal credit unions. With the backing of the full faith and credit of the United States, NCUA operates and manages the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, insuring the deposits of more than 98 million account holders in all federal credit unions and the overwhelming majority of state-chartered credit unions. At MyCreditUnion.gov and Pocket Cents, NCUA also educates the public on consumer protection and financial literacy issues.

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Ben C. Hardaway
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Kenzie Snowden
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