In January, 16 individuals were indicted in a $10 million federal income tax fraud scheme that was initially uncovered by the $262 million Widget Financial Federal Credit Union in Erie, Pa. last spring, according to federal prosecutors.
Widget Financial FCU uncovers $10M scheme by individuals who tried to open 3,493 accounts at 443 banks and credit unions.
An FBI lead investigator suggests credit unions step up efforts to prevent fake online account openings.
"We compensate board members more out of a sense of fairness than anything else,” explained Lin Hodges, president/CEO of Associated Credit Union of Norcross, Ga.
Part two of this analysis of credit union board compensation by Credit Union Times. From our July 10 print edition.