TUCSON, Ariz. – An accounting employee at Pinal County FCU has been identified by authorities in the embezzlement $780,000 from the Casa Grande credit union.

Federal authorities say Jennelle Curtis, who worked as an accounting assistant from 2002 to 2012, stole the funds by writing out large checks to herself. The theft allegedly occurred between 2008 and December 2011.

Alice Wilcox, president of the $100 million credit union declined to discuss the case, saying only, “there is an investigation going on.” She assured that member deposits were protected. “Our member accounts are insured and we have insurance for this,” she told the Credit Union Journal Friday.



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