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Choctaw Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzling
Money From Credit Union Accounts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2014

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – STEPHANY DENLER MORENO, 31, from Choctaw, pled guilty today before United States District Court Judge Robin Cauthron to embezzling money from credit union member accounts and to making false statements in the records of a credit union, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.

Moreno was a teller for Communication Federal Credit Union (“CFCU”) in Oklahoma City. According to the Indictment filed in the case, on nine different dates from July 2011 through December 2012, Moreno made unauthorized cash withdrawals on various accounts of credit union member B.L. and used the money for her own purposes. In addition, Moreno forged signatures on three cash withdrawal receipts in order to make unauthorized withdrawals from B.L.'s accounts. The unauthorized cash withdrawals from B.L.'s accounts totaled $39,100.

Moreno pled guilty to the twelve-count Indictment today and admitted that she embezzled the funds from B.L.'s accounts and that she forged signatures on the cash withdrawal receipts.

At sentencing, Moreno faces up to 30 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine on the embezzlement and the false statement charges, and she will be required to pay restitution. A sentencing hearing will be set by the court in approximately 90 days.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Amanda Maxfield Green.

 

 

 

 

 

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