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  • BRUNSWICK, Maine (4/9/12)--Marsha Richard of Topsham, Maine, has been ordered to pay full restitution to Brunswick-based Atlantic Regional FCU as the result of a $500,000 embezzlement from the credit union she worked with for 23 years.  Richard is serving a 33-month  prison sentence after pleading guilty in September to felony theft. She had agreed to pay $370,000, but a judge ruled last month she must pay the full amount. Richard has repaid $50,000 and would owe $468,000. She allegedly manipulated accounting entries for checks deposited by members that were returned for nonsufficient funds, said prosecutors. When the funds were collected, rather than crediting the account, she allegedly credited her account as well as family members' accounts (The Associated Press via The Republic April 6 and Times Record April 5) …
  • SUFFOLK, Va. (4/9/12)--A Smithfield, Va., man was sentenced to 10 years for the May 8, 2009, holdup of a Suffolk branch of Newport News, Va.-based Bayport CU (The Virginian-Pilot April 6). Terrell Jermaine Whitley, 25, was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years, with 11 years suspended, for robbery and sentenced to five years, with four suspended, for conspiracy. Whitley was convicted of the charges in March 2010.  He was allegedly the driver of the getaway vehicle …
  • YORK, Pa. (4/9/12)--York, Pa., police have issued a robbery arrest warrant for a man who is already in Daulphin County Prison on prison-escape charges. Angel M. Pomales Jr., 42, was arrested Tuesday for an escape charge and placed in the prison. He also faces charges in connection with a robbery April 2 at White Rose CU, York, and two bank robberies in Harrisburg, Pa., on March 14 and March 22.  During the credit union robbery, the suspect held a tissue over his face and presented a note demanding money. He did not display a weapon (York Daily Record April 4) …
  • EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (4/9/12)--A man has been charged with third-degree robbery and was being held on $75,000 bond in connection with a robbery Tuesday afternoon at American Eagle CU, East Hartford, Conn.  A robber had had entered the credit union and demanded "all your 20s," then fled with at least $500.  Robert Roy, 32, was taken into custody after witnesses identified a black Ford Probe as the getaway vehicle.  When he was arrested, he allegedly had $560 in $20 bills, said police. Another man was arrested on a possession of narcotics charge but released on a non-surety bond after police determined he had no part in the holdup (The Hartford Courant April 5) …


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