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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Ohio Credit Union President Sentenced to Prison for Embezzlement

PITTSBURGH - Charles Robert Poore has been sentenced in federal court to 24 months imprisonment, followed by five years supervised release, on his conviction of embezzlement by an officer of a credit institution. Poore was also ordered to pay $251,438.08 in restitution, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Charles Robert Poore, age 46, of Pittsburgh, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, from September 2011 continuing to July 2014, Poore, while serving as President of Toledo Metro Federal Credit Union (hereinafter “TMFCU”), willfully misapplied, embezzled, abstracted, and purloined the sum of approximately $233,933.02. This case was transferred to the Western District of Pennsylvania from the Northern District of Ohio. The defendant formerly resided in the Northern District of Ohio and the crime was commissioned there.

Assistant United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney David Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation for conducting the investigation that led to the successful prosecution of Charles Robert Poore.

Updated August 17, 2016