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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Credit union employee admits to embezzling $370K

A Cookeville credit union employee admitted to a major embezzlement case Monday.

Latisha Cochran, 36, admitted to issuing fraudulent loans to fictitious borrowers while she worked at the Middle Tennessee Federal Credit Union.

Prosecutors said Cochran used the money from the loans on personal items, and to obtain credit cards to make more personal purchases.

In all, Cochran admitted to taking more than $370,000, all of which she will have to pay back.
Cochran also faces up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million.

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