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Friday, April 30, 2010

Gaston, South Carolina woman indicted for embezzling $445,000 from credit union

Acting United States Attorney Kevin F. McDonald announced today that Teresa Johnson, 44, of Gaston, was charged in a 23-count federal indictment with embezzling money from her former employer, the SAFE Federal Credit Union.

The indictment alleges that Johnson embezzled amounts ranging from $2,900 to $8,600 on numerous occasions from July 2006 through April 2009. Investigators estimate the total amount embezzled is nearly $445,000.00.
According to McDonald, the maximum penalty Johnson could receive as to each count is a fine of $1,000,000 and 30 years imprisonment.
Mr. McDonald stated that the case was investigated by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and that he has assigned the case to Assistant United States Attorney Dean A. Eichelberger of the Columbia office for prosecution. The Acting United States Attorney stated that all charges in this Indictment are merely accusations and that all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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