Jane L. Madtson, former manager of the $1.9 million Grays HarborCommunity Hospital Credit Union, allegedly stole thousands ofdollars from the Aberdeen.Wash.-based cooperative before it wasmerged, according to court documents filed by prosecutors lastmonth.

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Grays Harbor Community Hospital Credit Union was merged into theAberdeen-based Grays Harbor Woodworkers Federal Credit Union inJanuary 2016. Three months after the merger in March 2016, theformer manager of Grays Harbor Woodworkers FCU, Krista StephaniePutnam, burned financial documents during an NCUA examinationto conceal her $350,000 theft . She was sentenced to 14 months inprison on Jan. 12.

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The alleged Madtson theft was reported by a member of the GraysHarbor Community Hospital CU soon after the consolidation.

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Madtson, who was not hired by Grays Harbor Woodworkers FCU,allegedly stole nearly $3,700 from a member's account and more than$1,000 from credit union funds in December 2015, according to courtdocuments filed by Jason F. Walker, chief criminal deputyprosecuting attorney for Grays Harbor County.

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Grays Harbor Woodworkers FCU's SupervisoryCommittee Chair Byron Eager investigated the matter and reportedhis findings to police in August 2016, according to courtdocuments. The credit union was merged last year into the $139million Great NorthWest Federal Credit Union also based inAberdeen.

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