CHARLSTON, W,V. – CUMIS Insurance Society filed suit yesterday against a one-time temporary employee at South Charleston Employees FCU it says withdrew $104,000 from two members’ accounts while she was working at the credit union.

The credit union insurer paid out that amount to cover a claim from the credit union.

According to the suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, Heather Laake withdrew funds from two member accounts while she was temping at the credit union using her teller ID in the form of checks payable to her boyfriend and another friend. The theft was discovered when a manager noticed several checks made payable to the boyfriend, who the manager learned was her boyfriend.

CUMIS names as defendants in the suit Laake, her then-boyfriend and the other friend.


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