NCUA Issues Slew of Prohibition Orders
ALEXANDRIA, Va.-NCUA has issued prohibition orders against a number of individuals formerly associated with credit unions, banning them from future participation in the affairs of any federally-insured financial institution. * Donna Bennett, former manager of Fort Ligonier Federal Credit Union in Ligonier, Pa.; former Amarillo Community Federal Credit Union CEO Lawrence K. Hall; and Ida Kieschnick, former loan officer at St. Gregory's Federal Credit Union in San Antonio consented to prohibition orders to avoid the time and expense of litigation without admitting or denying fault, according to NCUA. * Clyde Kmatsukoa former vice president of Hawaii Schools Federal Credit Union, pled guilty to five felony counts of financial institution fraud and was sentenced by the U.S. District Court for Hawaii to eight months in jail on each count to be served concurrently. This will be followed by three years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay $3,500 in criminal money penalties. * Former manager of Community Credit Union of Milwaukee Helen R. Rent pled guilty to theft and was sentenced by the Wisconsin Circuit Court to 54 months imprisonment, which was stayed, placed on probation for four years, and ordered to pay $63,320.00 in restitution. * Dorothy Jean Rogers, former senior member service representative at Kern Federal Credit Union in Bakersfield, Calif., was charged with felony embezzlement and sentenced to six months in prison, five years of supervised probation, and ordered to pay $15,381.50 in restitution. * Syracuse Federal Credit Union former branch manager Melonie L. Unger pled guilty to one count of grand larceny for embezzling approximately $50,500 and was sentenced by the Onondaga County Court to five years of probation, ordered to make full restitution, and reimburse the credit union more than $7,000 in expenses for the criminal investigation. * Marybeth Wisneiwski, a former member services representative at Raritan Bay Federal Credit Union in Sayreville, N.J., was convicted of theft, forgery and uttering a forged document. She was sentenced to five years probation, random drug testing, required to maintain regular employment and pay restitution of $8,692. Violation of a prohibition order is a felony offense punishable by imprisonment and a fine of up to $1 million.