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When a California credit union teller began stealing money in 2009, she knew it was wrong but she couldn’t stop. By the time her fraudulent scheme was exposed in 2015, the teller pilfered more than $410,000 from senior citizens, including a few who had dementia.

For her embezzlement and filing a false income tax return, Allison M. Bushart, a former teller for the $5.4 billion Patelco Credit Union in Pleasanton, Calif., was sentenced March 29 to two years and seven months in federal prison by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Seborg in San Francisco.

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