POCATELLO, Idaho – A former teller at Westmark CU on Friday pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement by a credit union employee after she admitted to taking about $23,625 from member accounts.

Virginia Mecham, 40, was charged after several members contacted the credit union to inquire about unauthorized withdrawals from their accounts.

After examining credit union records, it was determined that all of the members’ accounts were handled by Mecham. Mecham admitted she embezzled the money and that she spent it on various personal expenses. She has agreed to pay restitution in the amount of $23,625.

Mecham’s sentencing hearing is set for April 30.


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