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Sentence handed down for former CU employee. Sentence handed down for former CU employee. (Source: Shutterstock)

Claudia Wells, a former vice president for a Houston credit union call center who stole more than $40,000 from a 99-year-old member, was sentenced Tuesday to 13 months in federal prison.

U.S. District Court Judge George C. Hanks Jr. in Houston also ordered Wells to three years of supervised release following her prison term and to pay a $100 special assessment. Though the federal docket report did not show the judge’s order for Wells to pay restitution, an earlier plea deal between prosecutors and Wells required her to pay restitution of $36,036.

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