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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Woman accused of embezzling $20K from Credit Union

A 29-year-old woman is accused of embezzling $20,000 from the Oakland Park credit union where she worked, according to a Broward Sheriff's Office report.

Tiffany May, of Lauderhill, was charged with grand theft in connection with the missing money from Priority One Credit Union, 1900 W. Oakland Park Blvd. She was ordered held on $5,000 bail during her first-appearance court hearing Wednesday.

According to the report, May was captured in a surveillance video placing one money bag, instead of two, into the vault. When confronted, May admitted to taking the money over a period of more than three years, the report said.

She told investigators that to avoid detection, she made transfers to her till when her money drawer was counted each month.

May said she spent the money on bills, but returned $12,700 to the credit union after her employer confronted her, authorities said.

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