A former assistant accountant for the $60 million WesTex Federal Credit Union in Lubbock, Texas, will spend 37 months behind bars and pay restitution of $690,000 for embezzling an estimated $500,000 from a branch of the credit union.

Armelinda “Irma” Castillo, who worked at WesTex’s southwest branch at 7802 Indiana Ave. in Lubbock, was sentenced Friday for stealing the money from April 2009 to April 2012.

According to documents filed April 18, 2013, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Castillo embezzled funds in amounts of $100 – $1,000 and then deposited the money into the credit union account of either herself or her boyfriend. The money was used, she said, to pay for expenses for herself and for others.

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