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ANGELA DODGE

Feb. 19, 2013

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Kingsville Woman Arrested in Ohio on Corpus Christi Embezzlement Case

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Maricella Garza, 37, of Kingsville, has been arrested following the return of an indictment charging her with embezzling funds from the Kingsville Community Federal Credit Union, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today.

Garza was arrested by U.S. Marshals Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at a residence in Englewood, Ohio. She appeared in federal court that afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Sharon L. Ovington.

The one-count indictment, returned on Jan. 9, 2013, alleges Garza was an employee of the Kingsville Community Federal Credit Union and embezzled approximately $30,555.55. The thefts are alleged to have occurred between Aug. 28, 2009, and July 9, 2010, according to the indictment.
 
If convicted, Garza faces up to 30 years in prison as well as a possible $1 million fine. She remains in custody in Dayton pending a bond hearing set for Feb. 20, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. She is expected to appear in Corpus Christi in the near future.
 
This case is being investigated by the FBI with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sam Brown IV.