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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Former Idaho bank worker sentenced for embezzlement

A Hazelton woman was sentenced to a prison term and ordered to pay $23,000 in restitution after embezzling money from a Burley credit union. Lisa Segura Trevino, 35, was charged with two counts of grand theft, two counts of petit theft, fraud while serving as an employee of a financial institution and forgery after she allegedly transferred money from other people’s accounts at MAP Credit Union, 2307 West Main St., into accounts belonging to herself and other family members, court records state.
Trevino pleaded guilty to single counts of grand theft, fraud while serving as an employee of a financial institution and forgery. According to court records, the prosecutor dismissed the remaining charges.
Trevino was sentenced by Cassia County 5th District Judge Michael Crabtree on May 4 to three to 10 years in prison on the charge of grand theft, three to five years on the fraud charge and three to 10 years on the forgery charge. She was given credit for 57 days served in jail for each count.
According to the criminal complaint, Trevino worked at the credit union for more than three years and quit suddenly after the thefts occurred.
After she quit, records state, the credit union’s manager reviewed her bank account and noticed a string of suspicious deposits.
Trevino allegedly took $16,310 last year from one victim’s account through a series of transactions from July 2 to Aug. 14. Trevino allegedly moved the money from the victim’s account into her own orthose of her children. Court records state she chose the victim because of the account’s high balance.
Trevino allegedly also took $1,000 from the credit union’s cash drawer, along with $200 and $400 from two other account holders.
Crabtree ordered Trevino’s sentences on the three charges to run concurrently.

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