Ex-Credit Union worker accused of stealing $175K from seniors
Stephanie Moran-MacDonald stole from 10 accounts over 2 years, say RCMP
A 39-year-old Nova Scotia woman is accused of stealing close to $175,000 from 10 different accounts while she worked at a Credit Union, according to police.
Police said all the victims were senior citizens in the Antigonish area.
The Mounties said the Bergengren Credit Union contacted them in November 2013 because someone reported a suspicious transaction in their account. Investigators said they found a number of fraudulent transactions over a two-year period.
Stephanie Moran-MacDonald of Lower South River has been charged with theft over $5,000, fraud over $5,000 and uttering a forged document.
Carolyn Grant, spokesperson for the Bergengren Credit Union said the branch has taken steps to secure accounts and said members have nothing to be concerned about.
"All credit union member deposits are safeguarded by Nova Scotia Credit Union Deposit Insurance Corporation. It provides the most comprehensive deposit insurance of any financial institution in Nova Scotia and ensures that members are protected against losses," she said.
Moran-MacDonald is scheduled to appear in an Antigonish court on April 30.