Former CU Manager Wins Retrial in Case Over Unauthorized Raises
The case of a credit union manager facing prison for giving herself unauthorized raises continues in Pennsylvania.
Anne L. Clyburn, whose 2010 conviction for allegedly stealing $32,469 from the $6.5 million United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776 FCU in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., was overturned, will have another day in court.
The former credit union president/CEO’s conviction was overturned by a Pennsylvania appeals court last year because Clyburn did not understand “the nature of the charges against her and the elements of those charges,” according to court documents. The appeals court ordered a new trial.
However, earlier this month, Clyburn of Exton, Pa., asked a Montgomery County Court judge to dismiss the theft and other related charges that she had been convicted of. Her lawyer, Samuel C. Stretton, argued prosecution witnesses at the first trial gave false testimony, according to the Daily Local News.
On April 23, Montgomery County Judge William R. Carpenter denied Clyburn’s dismissal request and scheduled a new trial for June 3.
From 2000 to 2007 as president/CEO of the Philadelphia-area UFCW credit union, Clyburn awarded herself raises that were never approved by the board of directors.
She also manipulated the line of credit on her credit union-issued debit card and wrote checks from the credit union’s operating account to pay for personal expenses, according to court documents.
A jury found Clyburn guilty in September 2010 on three counts of theft, two counts of receiving stolen property and one count of tampering with records that led to her stealing $32,469. She was sentenced to a one to seven years in prison, followed by 10 years of probation, according to court documents.