Supporting a habit

It can be expensive to support a habit. For example, if you like to eat out a lot, it’s easy to spend a lot of money at the drive through window or at a sit-down restaurant. (It may seem like a great idea at the time, but at the end of the month there probably won’t be much money left in your wallet.) An article in the Credit Union Times tells about a former manager from an Oklahoma Credit Union who resorted to stealing money to support her gambling habit.

The story states that the 54-year-old defendant was the former manager for a Tulsa credit union worth $491 million. The woman took out at least three false loans in the names of other people or entities without their knowledge or consent. (It looks like her position made it easy to commit the crime.) According to court records, over a three-year period, she was able to steal more than $238,000.

According to the article, she withdrew some of the cash from ATMs located at casinos.She also used the money to make payments on other illegally-obtained loans. (I’m guessing the return on investment was not so great at the casinos.)

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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