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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Friday, October 6, 2017

Slatington, PA Woman Charged With Bank Fraud and Embezzlement

Julie Ann Turk 46, of Slatington, Pennsylvania was charged in an indictment[1] unsealed this week with one count of bank fraud, one count of bank embezzlement, and three counts of money laundering, announced acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen. The indictment alleges that between January of 2009 and April of 2016, Turk, an employee of Allentown Federal Credit Union, defrauded the credit union and its customers out of approximately $641,637 and further conducted monetary transactions with the proceeds of the bank fraud and bank embezzlement in amounts greater than $10,000.


If convicted, the defendants face a maximum sentence of 90 years= imprisonment, a five-year term of supervised release, a $2,500,000 fine, and a $500 special assessment.


This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Melanie Babb Wilmoth.


[1]An Indictment or Information is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated October 6, 2017