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Melissa Laliberte, former bookkeeper and convicted embezzler for the now defunct Meriden Franco American Federal Credit Union, went more than four years before anyone realized the extent of her theft.

According to court documents and NCUA records, Laliberte embezzled almost $744,000 from the credit union between January 2004 and July of 2008, when the NCUA closed the institution. At the time of the its closure, Meriden Franco-American had almost $338,000 in assets, suggesting that Lalibert had embezzled more than twice the credit union’s assets.

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