Prison Looms for Couple Accused of Embezzling From Small Credit Union
A married couple currently living in Las Vegas faces possible decades in prison and more than $1 million in fines stemming from their embezzlement and tax evasion from a California credit union, according to federal court documents.
Mireya Guadalupe Gonzalez and her husband, Jorge Gonzalez were indicted for a scheme dating from 2005 in which Mireya, then manager of the Sharebuilder Federal Credit Union in Northridge, Calif,, transferred money from dormant accounts to those she and her husband controlled.
She then moved money around to hide what she had done, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court.
The stolen money went to purchase jewelry, luxury automobiles and other goods, according to court documents.
The couple embezzled $1.2 million from Sharebuilder and so impaired the small credit union that the NCUA had to close it in April 2007, according to court documents.
Mireya Gonzalez pleaded guilty this month and her husband is expected to as well, the court documents show. Sentencing in the case has been set for September.