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SPRINGFIELD, Mass.–The jury here heard closing arguments in the embezzlement case of Carol Aranjo and her husband, Alphonso Smith and jurors are now weighing their verdict.

The Republican reported yesterday that a total of 29 witnesses testified throughout the trial, in which the defendants were also charged with conspiracy and other related charges. The pair is accused of stealing $1.5 million from D. Edward Wells Credit Union, using it to buy a Mexican time-share, take trips, and pay personal debts. The funds were taken from other credit union member accounts. Aranjo’s lawyer called that “preposterous” in his own closing argument.

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