ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Jan. 29, 2016) – The National Credit Union Administration has issued six orders in January prohibiting the following individuals from participating in the affairs of any federally insured financial institution:
- Tara Chambers, a former employee of Sears Spokane Employees Federal Credit Union in Spokane, Washington, pleaded guilty to the charges of theft and embezzlement. Chambers was sentenced to time served and five years’ supervised release.
- Felicia Marie Gomez, a former employee and institution-affiliated party of Bellwether Community Credit Union in Manchester, New Hampshire, consented to the issuance of a prohibition order to avoid the time and expense of administrative litigation.
- Nora Nelly Gonzalez, a former employee and institution-affiliated party of Southwest Financial Federal Credit Union in Dallas, Texas, consented to the issuance of a prohibition order to avoid the time and expense of administrative litigation.
- Angela Michelle Martin, a former employee of Mountain Community Federal Credit Union in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, pleaded guilty to the charge of embezzlement. Martin was sentenced to two years in prison, three years’ supervised release and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $489,583.07.
- Male Yahaira Rivera, a former employee of Fairwinds Credit Union in Orlando, Florida, was convicted of embezzlement. Rivera was sentenced to 18 months in prison, five years’ supervised release and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $258,000.
- Sherrie Ann Rivera, a former employee and institution-affiliated party of Peoples Credit Union in Pembroke Pines, Florida, consented to the issuance of a prohibition order to avoid the time and expense of administrative litigation.
Credit unions may search prohibition and administrative orders by name, institution, city, state and year at http://go.usa.gov/gFP5. The webpage also provides links to the enforcement actions of other federal banking regulators against other institutions or their affiliated parties.
NCUA enforcement orders are available online and for inspection at NCUA’s Office of General Counsel between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. You also 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.