Salem woman who used credit union money for personal purchases faces federal charges, DOJ says

ROANOKE, Va. – The former CEO of FedStar Federal Credit Union pleaded guilty to charges that he used credit union funds for personal purchases from 2018 to 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. United states.

Givens has been FedStar’s CEO since 2016, according to the DOJ.

Between 2018 and 2020, Givens used the FedStar credit card and FedStar business Amazon account for personal purchases of more than $12,000.

In those purchases, the DOJ says he bought running shoes, hiking boots, tickets to sports, and electronic devices, among other things.

Authorities say Givens provided false information to the FedStar Board of Directors and the National Credit Union in an attempt to cover up what happened.

During the week of January 9, 37-year-old Kelly Givens of Salem waived his right to prosecute and pleaded guilty to a one-count indictment charging him with misappropriating credit union funds. more than $1,000,” according to the DOJ.

Officials said he now faces a mandatory sentence of 30 years in prison, or a fine of up to $250,000.

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