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NCUA Issues Prohibition Notices

October 2017
NCUA Issues Prohibition Notices

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Oct. 31, 2017) – The National Credit Union Administration issued one prohibition order and four notices of prohibition in October. These five individuals are prohibited from participating in the affairs of any federally insured financial institution.

  • Barbara Jo Byrd, a former employee or institution-affiliated party of Progressions Credit Union in Spokane, Washington, agreed and 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.
  • Anna Chaberek, a former employee of Enterprise Credit Union in Brookfield, Wisconsin, pleaded guilty to the charge of theft. Chaberek was sentenced to five years in prison, five years’ supervised release and was ordered to pay $400,459 in restitution.
  • Larisa Renae Espinoza, a former employee of Security Service Federal Credit Union in San Antonio, Texas, pleaded guilty to the charges of criminal conspiracy to commit identity theft and theft. Espinoza received eight years’ probation and was ordered to pay $68,985 in restitution.
  • Marquis D. James, a former employee of Xcel Federal Credit Union in Bloomfield, New Jersey, was admitted into a pretrial intervention program following the charge of theft. James must complete the one-year program and comply with all of its conditions.
  • Thomas Robertson, a former employee of Singing River Federal Credit Union in Moss Point, Mississippi, pleaded guilty to the charge of embezzlement. Robertson was sentenced to ten years in prison, eight of which were suspended, and five years’ supervised release. In addition, he was ordered to pay $60,000 in restitution. 

Prohibition and administrative orders are searchable by name, institution, city, state and year at NCUA’s Administrative Orders webpage. 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. Eastern, 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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