Theft charges against a former credit union teller. Source: Shutterstock.

A former loan officer claimed she embezzled nearly $160,000 from 60 member accounts at a West Virginia credit union branch over three years because she was being blackmailed, according to a criminal complaint.

Kingwood Police Department investigators said Nicole K. Moore, 37, of Elk Garden, allegedly stole $157,950 from member accounts by processing cash advances on more than 80 different loans from November 2017 to September 2020. She worked as a loan officer for the Kingwood lending branch of the $273 million WEPCO Federal Credit Union based in Bloomington, Md.

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