NCUA Issues Prohibition Notices

July 2016
NCUA Issues Prohibition Notices

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (July 29, 2016) – The National Credit Union Administration in July has issued eight notices of prohibition to individuals who have been convicted of crimes of dishonesty and, as a result, are prohibited from participating in the affairs of any federally insured financial institution.
  • Roxana Almonte, a former employee of Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union in Poughkeepsie, New York, pleaded guilty to the charge of computer trespass. Almonte was sentenced to four months in county jail, five years’ probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $37,984.67.
  • Paula Awe, a former employee of Lakeside Federal Credit Union in Hammond, Indiana, consented to the issuance of a prohibition order and agreed to comply with all of its terms to settle and resolve the NCUA Board’s claims against her.
  • Lorie Kristine Bentler, a former employee of M.H.I. Credit Union in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, pleaded guilty to the charge of financial institution fraud. Bentler was sentenced to 30 months in prison, five years’ supervised release and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $249,250.51.
  • Susan Garza, a former employee of Electrical Workers No. 527 Federal Credit Union in Texas City, Texas, consented to the issuance of a prohibition order and agreed to comply with all of its terms to settle and resolve the NCUA Board’s claims against her.
  • Sean Jelen, a former employee of Valor Federal Credit Union in Scranton, Pennsylvania, consented to the issuance of a prohibition order and agreed to comply with all of its terms to settle and resolve the NCUA Board’s claims against him.
  • Jacqueline Ray, a former employee of Ochsner Clinic Federal Credit Union in New Orleans, Louisiana, consented to the issuance of a prohibition order and agreed to comply with all of its terms to settle and resolve the NCUA Board’s claims against her.
  • Dara N. Salmieri, a former employee of Alliance Credit Union in Fenton, Missouri, pleaded guilty to the charge of theft. Salmieri was sentenced to three years’ probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $6,001.
  • Gail Teague, a former employee of Ochsner Clinic Federal Credit Union in New Orleans, Louisiana, pleaded guilty to the charge of theft. Teague was sentenced to three years’ probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $34,000. 

Prohibition and administrative orders are searchable by name, institution, city, state and year at http://go.usa.gov/gFP5. The webpage also provides links to the enforcement actions of federal banking agencies against other institutions or their affiliated parties.

You may view NCUA enforcement orders online or inspect them at NCUA’s Office of General Counsel between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may also order copies by mail from NCUA at 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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