Embezzlement Brings Four-Months InJail

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ROCKFORD, Ill. - (07/24/06)–A former branch manager for ABDFCU in nearby Belvidere was sentenced Friday to four months infederal prison, followed by four months of home detention and threeyears supervised release, for embezzling $31, 532 from the creditunion. James Welin was also ordered to repay the funds and fined$500. Welin confessed to stealing cash from his drawer by forgingmembers’ names on withdrawal slips between March 1999 andAugust 2001. He attempted to conceal the embezzlement by markingsome of the customer accounts “no mail” to preventmonthly statements from being mailed.

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