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A federal judge ordered a former Pennsylvania credit union branch manager to undergo an evaluation to determine whether she is competent to plead guilty or stand trial for allegedly setting a fire in a vault to cover up her embezzlement.

Patty Lynn Mavrakis of Belle Vernon, Pa., pleaded not guilty in September 2021 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. Although she was expected to change her plea during a scheduled court hearing on Jan. 26, it was canceled.

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