Credit union employee accused of embezzling $500K - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Lubbock credit union employee accused of embezzling $500K

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

A Lubbock woman was indicted Tuesday by a Lubbock County Grand Jury for the theft of "more than $200,000" from West Tex Federal Credit Union. Armelinda Castillo, 27, who also goes by Irma, was a former assistant accountant with West Tex location on 79th and Indiana.

According to police, Castillo stole the money over a 3-year period before her actions were discovered. The report lists that she stole a total of $500,000.

Vicki Lynn Love, president of West Tex Federal Credit Union, says they alerted authorities as soon as they were aware it was happening.

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