Louren Velez, a former teller at the $5.7 billion Suncoast FCU in Tampa, Fla., was sentenced to three years in federal prison last month for conspiring with two credit union members who cashed fake federal income tax refund checks of more than $350,000, according to U.S. District Attorney’s office in Tampa.

U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich also ordered Velez on June 20 to pay restitution of $351,431 and forfeit a 2010 Honda that she purchased with the stolen funds.

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