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The former head teller for the $281 million Essential Federal Credit Union in Plaquemine, La. was sentenced last week to 10 months in prison for stealing $508,000 from her teller drawer over four years.

U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson in Baton Rouge also ordered Whittney M. Lathan on Dec. 3 to pay $508,182 and forfeit $309,350 cash, which she deposited in the nearby $539 million Campus Federal Credit Union in Baton Rouge after stealing the money from Essential, according to court documents.

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