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NCUA Issues Prohibition Orders

​New Search Functions Allow Users to Find Administrative Actions More Easily

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Nov. 27, 2013) – The National Credit Union Administration has issued three orders in November prohibiting the following individuals from participating in the affairs of any federally insured financial institution:

  • Carrie Bomyea, a former employee of Glass City Federal Credit Union in Maumee, Ohio, pleaded guilty to the charge of embezzlement. Bomyea was sentenced to 18 months in prison, five years supervised release and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $199,576.35.

  • Armelinda Castillo, a former employee of WesTex Federal Credit Union in Lubbock, Texas, was convicted of misapplication of funds by a bank employee. Castillo was sentenced to 37 months in prison, five years supervised release and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $690,000. 

  • Yolanda O’Keefe, a former employee of Connecticut Community Credit Union in Pawcatuck, Conn., entered into a pretrial rehabilitation program for the charge of larceny. O’Keefe was ordered to attend and complete a Gamblers Anonymous program, stay away from the credit union’s premises, complete 50 hours of community service and prohibited from all casinos.

This month, NCUA also added a new search feature for administrative actions. Available at http://go.usa.gov/gFP5, users can now search prohibition and administrative orders by name, institution, city, state and year. The change will allow users to find NCUA administrative actions more quickly and easily. Users may also use the revised webpage to link to the enforcement actions of other federal regulators against other institutions or their affiliated parties.

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 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.



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 U.S. Government, NCUA operates and manages the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, insuring the deposits of more than 96 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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