former sitka resident pleads guilty in federal court to theft of $187,348 from a sitka federal credit union
Anchorage, Alaska – United States Attorney Karen Loeffler announced today, September 16, 2010, that Vicki Lynn Weidenhof, 46, a resident of Chatsworth, Georgia, pled guilty in federal court in Anchorage to one count of thrift and credit union theft, embezzlement and misapplication by an officer or employee.
Weidenhof pled to the one-count felony information before Chief United States District Judge Ralph R. Beistline.
According to court documents, Weidenhof, formerly a resident of Sitka, Alaska, and a former Chief Operating Officer of Alps Federal Credit Union, was charged with stealing funds from Alps FCU general ledger accounts and depositing those funds into her personal account and to the accounts of others. The documents revealed that Ms. Weidenhof financially benefitted in the amount of $187,348.
Sentencing is tentively scheduled for December 13, 2010, before United States District Judge John
W. Sedwick. Assistant United States Attorney Jack S. Schmidt, indicated that the law provides for a maximum sentence of up to 30 years in prison, potential fines of up to $1 million, and five years of supervised release.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation leading to the charge in this case.