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former sitka resident sentenced in federal court to two years in prison for theft from a sitka federal credit union

December 17, 2010

Anchorage, Alaska – Acting United States Attorney Kevin Feldis announced today that a former Sitka resident was sentenced in federal court in Anchorage to two years in prison and five years of supervised release for her conviction of thrift and credit union theft, embezzlement and misapplication by an officer or employee.

On December 17, 2010, Vicki Lynn Weidenhof, 46, a resident of Chatsworth, Georgia, was sentenced by United States District Judge John W. Sedwick.

According to information presented by Assistant United States Attorney Jack S. Schmidt, Weidenhof, a former Chief Operating Officer of Alps Federal Credit Union, stole funds from Alps FCU general ledger accounts and deposited those funds into her personal account and to the accounts of others over a two-year period. Court documents revealed that Ms. Weidenhof financially benefitted in the amount of $187,348.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Sedwick stated that this was a very serious offense and the sentence he imposed promoted respect for the law, provided a just punishment for the offense, and served as a deterrence to the defendant and others.

Mr. Feldis commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation who conducted the investigation leading to the successful prosecution in this case.

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