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Susan Irene Romero began embezzling from the $17.2 million Winslow Santa Fe Credit Union in December 2012. But it wasn’t until May 2019 that the board of directors confronted the 64-year-old former president/CEO about financial discrepancies revealed by an annual audit.

During that board meeting, Romero was fired after admitting her crime. In May 2021, she pleaded guilty to one felony count of embezzlement of credit union funds.

Peter Strozniak

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