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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Henryetta Woman Pleads Guilty To Credit Union Theft, Embezzlement, And Misapplication

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that CAROL LYNN BEEN, age 59, of Henryetta, Oklahoma, pled guilty to CREDIT UNION THEFT, EMBEZZLEMENT AND MISAPPLICATION, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 657, punishable by not more than 30 years imprisonment, and up to a $1,000,000.00 fine or both.

The Indictment alleged that from in or about 2014, the exact date unknown to the Grand Jury, until on or about June 18, 2017, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, defendant CAROL LYNN BEEN, being an officer, director, agent, or employee of, or connected in a capacity with, OSU-IT Federal Credit Union of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, a credit union whose deposits are insured by the National Credit Union Administration, with intent to injure and defraud the said OSU-IT Federal Credit Union of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, willfully misapplied, embezzled, abstracted, and purloined more than $1,000.00 of the moneys, funds, assets or securities entrusted to the custody or care of OSU-IT Federal Credit Union of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, in that the defendant withdrew cash from the vault of the credit union and misapplied, embezzled, abstracted and purloined the funds.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.

Acting United States Attorney Douglas A. Horn represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
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Updated September 22, 2017