Former credit union employee faces time in prison. Former credit union employee faces time in prison. (Source: Shutterstock)

U.S. District Court Judge William H. Orrick in San Francisco sentenced former Redwood Credit Union accounting manager Stephanie Simontacchi to 29 months in federal prison on Thursday.

Simontacchi stole $437,162 from the Santa Rosa, Calif.-based financial cooperative from April 2016 to April 2019. Before joining RCU, Simontacchi worked as a bookkeeper and assistant controller with Cavallo Point Lodge, a hotel near Sausalito, Calif., where she also embezzled $384,363 from December 2009 through April 2016, according to federal prosecutors.

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