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Women sentenced in $256,000 Palo Alto credit union fraud

Inside job targeted couple in their 70s and involved shopping sprees, auto purchase

Two women who stole more than $250,000 out of a Los Altos couple's Palo Alto credit union account were sentenced in Santa Clara County Superior Court on Tuesday, Feb. 14, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday, Feb. 16.

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Posted by The Eye
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 17, 2012 at 2:28 pm

The Eye is a registered user.

I'm not saying what they did was OK, but this is what happens when all the jobs we had are outsourced and a way to make a decent living anymore goes away: People learn a new vocation they may never have thought they'd ever consider...theft.


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Posted by Dan
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 17, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Boo Hoo...jobs are being shipped off shore because labor unions have priced many jobs into a non competitive status, so that makes it Ok for these trashy poeple to fleece some Seniors bank accounts, and you make excuses for them. I would love to stay and chat but I have to go to my night job, so that I can resist the temptation of robbing the 80 year old couple I rent from.


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Posted by AC
a resident of another community
on Feb 17, 2012 at 6:04 pm

AC is a registered user.

Wow. Touché.


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Posted by DG
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Feb 17, 2012 at 8:59 pm

To the reporter: Rather than reciting the history of the credit union as found on their website, how about asking them for a statement regarding their responsibility for the criminal actions of their employee?

Have the victims been made whole? What are other account holders to think of the security of their own deposits?


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Posted by Sarah
a resident of another community
on Feb 19, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Sue Dremann, have the victims been made whole?


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