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Former Credit Union President Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Kansas

TOPEKA, KAN. –A former president of a credit union in Topeka pleaded guilty today to a federal charge of embezzlement, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Connie Marie Kent, 52, Topeka, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of theft from a credit union. In her plea, she admitted the crime occurred while she was an officer and employee of 1st Kansas Credit Union, formerly the Post Office Credit Union. Membership in the credit union is limited to government employees.

Kent agreed to a restitution amount of approximately $39,895.

Sentencing is set for June 25. She faces a penalty of up to 30 years and a fine up to $1 million.

McAllister commended the Topeka Police Department and Assistant U.S. Attorney Rich Hathaway for their work on the case.

Updated March 19, 2019

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