Former CU employee faces October sentencing for theft

Bradley J. Hampton stole tens of thousands of dollars from members, including one who died three years ago.

A former credit union employee will be sentenced in October after he admitted to stealing tens of thousands of dollars from members, including one who died three years ago.

Bradley J. Hampton, 37, a former financial services officer for the $1.7 billion Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union in Honolulu, pleaded guilty to one felony count of bank fraud in U.S. District Court last week.

In exchange for his guilty plea, federal prosecutors dropped four other bank fraud charges and one aggravated ID theft charge, court documents show.

From February 2017 to June 2018, Hampton admitted that he accessed accounts of three members and forged their signatures to steal more than $9,000 from one account that belonged to a member who died in 2016 and more than $8,000 from another member’s account.

Hampton also stole nearly $60,000 from a member’s trust accounts.

 

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