Former credit union branch manager faces July jury trial

A July jury trial is set for a former Indiana credit union branch manager accused of fraud, forgery and theft.

Betty Stickler, 52, was fired as a branch manager for the $52 million Perfect Circle Credit Union in December 2015, after Lisa Dykhoff, president/CEO of the Hagerstown-Ind.-based credit union and Tom Flowers, vice president, conducted an internal investigation and reported the discrepancies to local police investigators.

The suspected fraud and theft, however, had been initially detected by employees who worked with Stickler at the credit union’s New Castle branch. The former branch manager asked them to make transactions that violated the credit union’s policies, according to New Castle police reports.

The police investigation found Stickler allegedly stole and allegedly attempted to steal funds through unauthorized loans and cash schemes that amounted to more than $50,000.


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