Feds: Pa. woman stole from church-run credit union

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal grand jury has charged a western Pennsylvania woman with stealing more than $100,000 from the tiny, church-affiliated credit union she used to manage.

Fifty-nine-year-old Victoria Rozanski, of Ellwood City, declined comment Wednesday on the indictment returned in federal court in Pittsburgh.

The indictment says Rozanski stole the money from Holy Redeemer Parish Federal Credit Union, also in Ellwood City, between January 2003 and May 2009. Ellwood City is about 35 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.

The credit union had 234 members and assets of nearly $630,000 when it was absorbed last year by the much larger Freedom United Federal Credit Union, which has more than 7,500 members and nearly $53 million in assets.

The pastor of the parish that established the credit union in 1935 did not immediately return a call for comment.

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