Criminal Justice News

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Credit Union Employee Indicted for Embezzlement and Altering Records

BIRMINGHAM—A federal grand jury today indicted a Guin woman for embezzling money from Listerhill Credit Union and falsifying credit union records to hide the theft of $239,000, U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and FBI Special Agent in Charge Patrick J. Maley announced.

An indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges April Mayfield McLemore, 30, who was an employee at the Winfield branch of Listerhill Credit Union in Marion County, with embezzling from the credit union from about May 2006 to March 2011. The indictment also charges McLemore with making false entries in the credit union’s computer records on March 24, 2011 to hide her embezzlement from officers and auditors of the credit union. The indictment seeks to have McLemore forfeit $239,000 to the government as proceeds of illegal activity.

If convicted, McLemore would face a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

The FBI investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys David H. Estes and Michelle Abroms Levin are prosecuting the case.

Members of the public are reminded that an indictment contains only charges. A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges, and it will be the government’s burden to prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.

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