The NCUA Wednesday banned four former credit union employees who were convicted of theft or embezzlement.

Sonja L. Matos, a former employee who worked in the risk management/card services ATM department for the $1.2 billion Corning Federal Credit Union in Corning, N.Y., pleaded guilty to a theft charge. In U.S. District Court in Rochester, N.Y., in December 2015, she was sentenced to time served and two years of supervised release, and was also ordered to pay $40,000 in restitution. Matos stole the funds from the credit union's ATMs, according to federal court documents.

Gwendolyn Hughes, a former employee of Norfolk Schools Federal Credit Union in Norfolk, Va., pleaded guilty to an embezzlement charge of less than $200, a misdemeanor, in June in Virginia Criminal District Court in Norfolk. She received a suspended sentence, which was conditioned on the completion of two years of good behavior. Hughes was also ordered to pay restitution of $4,131. Norfolk Schools FCU was approved by the NCUA earlier this year to merge into the $62.8 million NMA Federal Credit Union in Virginia Beach, Va.

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