Credit union teller fired after being accused of violent home invasion

Mike MacPherson, president/CEO of the $311 million Freedom Federal Credit Union in Bel Air, Md., said he was shocked and appalled after police alleged a former teller committed a violent home invasion of a member who withdrew a large sum of money.

Nathan Michael Newell, 19, of Bel Air, who worked at the credit union’s Fountain Green branch for less than nine months, was fired last week after seven charges of home invasion, assault, burglary and robbery, were filed by prosecutors in Harford County District Court.

“We are shocked and appalled to hear of the events that led to the assault and injury of a longtime member of our credit union,” MacPherson said. “Our thoughts go out to him, and his family, during this difficult time.”

At 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, the Harford County Sheriff’s office received a call that a burglary was in progress at the member’s Bel Air home on Still Pond Way.


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