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Sacramento credit union employee sentenced for embezzlement

A woman accused of embezzling from the credit union she worked for has been sentenced to three years in state prison.

Elizabeth Radmand pleaded no contest to grand theft and making false entries in records. She also admitted to enhanced taking and aggravated white collar crime allegations, according to the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office.

Radmand, now 63, was an employee at the Polam Federal Credit Union between 1993 and 2010. Authorities said she used her position of trust to steal approximately $141,000. To conceal her theft, Radmand falsified bank documents. When she was caught, she made up a story that two men had burglarzied the credit union, authorities said.

In addition to the prison sentence, Sacramento Superior Court Judge Laurel White on Thursday ordered Radmand to pay $180,142 in restitution.