Head Teller Charged In CUTheft

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MIDDLETOWN, Ohio - (03/10/06) -- A man who was the head teller atRiver Valley CU was charged with looting as much as $160,000 fromthe credit union's teller drawers and vaults over a three-yearperiod. Stephen Deaton, 36, was charged Tuesday with grand theft.He faces up to 18 months in jail. The theft was uncovered during aninternal audit of the credit union that found $52,000 was missingform the Middletown branch. Authorities believe Deaton isresponsible for thefts at ATMs and other credit union branches,too.

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