Employee Charged With Stealing $150,000 From Dead CU Members

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FORSYTH, Ga. – An employee of Earth Mover CU was arrested yesterday on charges that she stole money from the accounts of dead people and elderly members living in nursing homes.

The 42-year-old Decatur woman was arrested Wednesday on five counts of theft by deception, after credit union auditors discovered she stole more than $150,000 from the accounts of five different members. The woman was the personal banker assigned to those accounts, according to police.

Her duties included receiving money from credit union members to make deposits into their accounts. It is alleged that she kept some of the money she was supposed to deposit by forging deposit slips to indicate she was depositing all the money she received. The crimes occurred from September 2008 until her arrest.

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