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Naomi Odell, a former accounting clerk for the $18.6 million Wallingford Municipal Federal Credit Union, has been awarded more than $200,000 after a state judge ruled that the Wallingford, Conn., cooperative committed “statutory theft” in seizing the woman’s $13,801 Social Security disability benefit and using it to repay a loan she and her husband defaulted on.

Peter Strozniak

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