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Patty Lynn Mavrakis, 63, of Belle Vernon, Pa., pleaded not guilty last week in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh to felony charges of embezzlement from a credit union, wire fraud and the use of fire to commit a federal felony.

Mavrakis, a former branch manager for the $94.9 million Valley 1st Community Federal Credit Union in Monessen, allegedly started a fire in the safe on Sept. 6, 2016, and falsely claimed to her supervisor that an electrical wire on the safe’s alarm sparked a fire, which destroyed the funds, federal prosecutors for the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Western District of Pennsylvania said.

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