Arizona Credit Union teller indicted for $526,000 theft

Federal prosecutors alleged last week that a former teller stole more than $526,000 from member accounts at an Arizona credit union over four years.

James Roy Entzminger, a former teller for the $57 million Banner Federal Credit Union in Phoenix, was charged with one count of embezzlement, four counts of fraud and four counts of aggravated identity theft, according to an indictment filed in Arizona’s U.S. District Court on March 28.

Entzminger allegedly took $526,999 starting in December 2009 through January 2014 from about a dozen individual and joint member accounts that had infrequent transactions.

The former teller allegedly removed funds from accounts via cash withdrawals, issued unauthorized official checks from members’ accounts, forged their signatures and cashed the money out of his teller drawer, according to the indictment.

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