NCUA issues six prohibition notices

ALEXANDRIA, VA (June 30, 2016) — The National Credit Union Administration in June has issued six notices of prohibition to individuals who have been convicted of crimes of dishonesty and, as a result, are prohibited from participating in the affairs of any federally insured financial institution.

  • Mary Brown, a former employee of Southbridge Credit Union in Worcester, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty to the charge of larceny. Brown received two years’ probation.
  • Tara Gibson, a former employee of St. Albert the Great Federal Credit Union in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to the charge of embezzlement. Gibson was sentenced to six months in prison, six months home detention and three years’ supervised release.
  • Kayla J. Liston, a former employee of Fire Police City County Federal Credit Union in Fort Wayne, Indiana, pleaded guilty to the charge of theft. Liston received a suspended sentence, two years’ probation and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $14,216.
  • Debra C. Pyfrom, a former employee of I.B.E.W. Local 816 Federal Credit Union in Paducah, Kentucky, pleaded guilty to the charge of bank fraud. Pyfrom was sentenced to 78 months in prison, two years’ supervised release and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $600,250.16.
  • Erica Richardson, a former employee of Peoples Credit Union in Pembroke Pines, Florida, pleaded guilty to the charge of receipt of commissions or gifts for procuring loans. Richardson was sentenced to one year of probation and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $10,000.
  • Brandy Andrews Turpin, a former employee of Southeast Federal Credit Union in Cornelia, Georgia, pleaded guilty to charge of theft. Turpin was sentenced to eight years’ probation and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $11,407.05.

Prohibition and administrative orders are searchable by name, institution, city, state and year at  The webpage also provides links to the enforcement actions of federal banking agencies against other institutions or their affiliated parties.

You may view NCUA enforcement orders online or inspect them at NCUA’s Office of General Counsel between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may also order copies by mail from NCUA at 1775 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3428.

Violation of a prohibition order is a felony offense punishable by imprisonment and a fine of up to $1 million.

About National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)

The NCUA is the independent federal agency created by the U.S. Congress to regulate, charter and supervise federal credit unions. With the backing of the full faith and credit of the United States, the NCUA operates and manages the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, insuring the deposits of more than 124 million account holders in all federal credit unions and the overwhelming majority of state-chartered credit unions. The NCUA also protects consumers and educates the public on consumer protection and financial literacy issues.


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