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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 12, 2013

Former telco federal credit union employee sentenced for making false entries

        ROCHESTER, N.Y.CU.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Donna Harabin, 61, of Clearwater, Florida, who was convicted of making false credit institution entries, was sentenced to time served by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer.  

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany H. Lee, who handled the case, stated between January 2008 and December 2008, Harabin was president and manager of Telco Federal Credit Union in Elmira, N.Y. During that time, the defendant changed the delinquency dates and falsified payment entries on various loan accounts when she knew that the accounts were delinquent and in default. Harabin changed the due dates and payment information in the reports to make the loans appear more current.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part Special Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian P. Boetig.