Former Loan Officer Barred ForEmbezzlement

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. - (06/10/05) -- A former accounting clerk and loanofficer who was convicted of stealing $265,000 from Georgia PowerNorthwest FCU , was among eight individuals banned by NCUA from thecredit union industry Thursday. Kristi Brooks confessed toembezzling the funds from the Rome, Ga., credit union, in 58transactions between January 200 and June 2003. Also banned were:Vivian Gonzalez, former manager, and Danilla Swindle, former loanofficer, at Fitters Local 58 FCU, Colorado Springs, Col.; MichaelHayes, former chairman of the board at Utica Cutlery Employees FCU,Utica, N.Y.; Marc Miller, former vice president of Arrowhead CU,San Bernardino, Calif.; Rose Rodriguez, former employee of TropicalFinancial CU, Miami; David Smith, former board chairman ofPennsylvania Central FCU, Harrisburg, Pa.; and Lois Thomas, formerbranch manager at Louisiana Public Health Workers FCU, Metairie,La.

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