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Prosecutors: $2M credit union embezzlement snagged by audit

Posted at 4:10 PM, Mar 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-26 19:10:11-04

PHOENIX — Federal prosecutors say a routine audit of a Winslow credit union triggered an investigation that has resulted in a Gilbert woman being sentenced to 26 months in prison for embezzling over $2.2 million from the financial institution.

The sentence imposed Thursday on 64-year-old Susan Irene Romero on her previous guilty plea to one count of embezzlement funds includes an order that she pay restitution of $2,360,000.

According to a statement by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Romero worked for the Winslow Santa Fe Credit Union for more than 30 years,  mostly in leadership roles, including as manager, president and CEO.