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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Texas

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Former Loan Officer At Pampa Teachers Federal Credit Union Sentenced To 36 Months In Federal Prison For Stealing From Credit Union

Erin Dawn Trevathan Also Ordered to Pay More Than $400,000 in Restitution

AMARILLO, Texas — Erin Dawn Trevathan, 26, of Amarillo, Texas, was sentenced this afternoon by U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson to 36 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $442,297 in restitution following her guilty plea April 2013 to one count of fraud in connection with federal credit union entries. She was remanded to custody. Today’s announcement was made U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

According to documents filed in the case, Trevathan was employed by the Pampa Teachers Federal Credit Union as a loan officer from July 2008 until early December 2010, and during that time, she was the sole loan officer at the credit union. Her job consisted of processing personal loans and auto loans.

During an audit, irregularities were noticed. When confronted, Trevathan admitted that she had been making false entries and stealing cash from the credit union’s main account for her personal use. As a result of her false entries, loan manipulations and unauthorized activity, the Pampa Teachers Federal Credit Union suffered a loss of approximately $422,973.

The case was investigated by the FBI, with assistance from the National Credit Union Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christy Drake was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated June 22, 2015