ATM Kiting Scheme Alleged

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VINELAND, N.J. - (03/09/05) -- A member of Bridgeton Onized FCU wascharged with stealing $55,000 from the credit union over eightmonths by falsifying deposits that enabled him to make numerous ATMwithdrawals throughout the region between July 2003 and March 2004.Kevin Gaines, 32, was charged with theft by deception. He wasarrested last Friday after a local police officer stopped him fornot wearing a seat belt then noticed a bulletin alertingauthorities he was wanted in the credit union theft.

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