Ex-Manager Jailed In EmbezzlementScheme

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SAN DIEGO - (04/11/05) -- A former operations manager forNorth Island CU was sentenced to 15 months in prison Friday forstealing $338,000 from the credit union, which she spent to financea lavish lifestyle. Authorities said Leanne Truitt, 40, of ImperialBeach, used the credit union funds to pay for parties, a new pool,trips to Las Vegas and designer clothing. Truitt pleaded guilty tomaking false entries in the credit union's books to make it appearthe branch had more money than it actually did. Herresponsibilities at the credit union included ordering cash fromthe Federal Reserve and reconciling cash balances.

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