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NCUA Issues Prohibition Notices

October 2016
NCUA Issues Prohibition Notices

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Oct. 31, 2016) – The National Credit Union Administration in October issued five notices of prohibition to individuals who have been convicted of crimes of dishonesty and, as a result, are prohibited from participating in the affairs of any federally insured financial institution.

  • Samantha Rae Creeden, a former employee of Limestone Federal Credit Union in Manistique, Michigan, pleaded no contest to the charges of embezzlement and larceny. Creeden was sentenced to 15 months in prison with 30 days to be served immediately and the remaining balance delayed or held in an account until the end of her probation, 18 months’ probation and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $9,399.
  • Michael Howard, a former employee of Parks Heritage Federal Credit Union in Glens Falls, New York, pleaded guilty to the charges of grand larceny and falsifying business records. Howard was sentenced to 30 days in prison, five years’ probation and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $8,070.69.
  • Charles Robert Poore, a former employee of Toledo Metro Federal Credit Union in Toledo, Ohio, pleaded guilty to the charges of theft and embezzlement. Poore was sentenced to two years in prison, five years’ supervised release and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $251,438.08.
  • Elizabeth S. Smith, a former employee or institution-affiliated party of Louden Depot Community Credit Union in Fairfield, Iowa, consented to the issuance of a prohibition order and agreed to comply with all of its terms to settle and resolve the NCUA Board’s claims against her.
  • Susan Wooten-Robb, a former employee of CommunityAmerica Credit Union in Lenexa, Kansas, pleaded guilty to the charges wire fraud and embezzlement. Wooten-Robb received a prison sentence of time served, three years’ supervised release and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $34,035. 

Prohibition and administrative orders are searchable by name, institution, city, state and year at The webpage also provides links to the enforcement actions of federal banking agencies against other institutions or their affiliated parties.

You may view NCUA enforcement orders online or inspect them at NCUA’s Office of General Counsel between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. You also may order copies by mail from NCUA at 1775 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3428.

Violation of a prohibition order is a felony offense punishable by imprisonment and a fine of up to $1 million.

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