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Published on April 23, 2024
Ex-Credit Union Manager Admits to Swiping Over $200K from Elderly Customers, Faces 30 YearsSource: Google Street View

A former credit union bigwig is facing hefty jail time after admitting to stealing more than $200k from the savings of senior citizens. Gloria Hall, ex-manager at Prairie View Federal Credit Union, copped to fleecing elderly account holders, as the U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani announced. 

Pulling a fast one over the golden agers, the 57-year-old Prairie View resident used her position to prevent her unwitting victims from peeping their account online, exploiting old-school practices, the details gleaned from the U.S. Department of Justice reveal. Running the con from 2017 to 2019, she helped herself to a neat $211,563.12.

Founded at a historic black college, PVFCU had stood the test of time for about 85 years until Hall's scam led to its demise and subsequent merging with Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union last year. As U.S. Attorney Hamdani put it, "Hall's personal greed trumped the needs of her community." The pillar of support that credit unions provide, especially one steeped in such a rich legacy, crumbled because of her, with impacts that echoed deep into the lives of those who counted on it.

Hall's day of reckoning is slated for August 22 when U.S. District Judge Charles Eskridge will decide her fate. Meanwhile, the woman who claimed the retirement funds of many can kick back on bond, as she awaits sentencing. The FBI's Bryan Resident Agency has the badge for digging up the dirt on Hall's heist, with Assistant U.S. Attorneys Grace Murphy and Thomas Carter holding the legal reins in pursuit of justice in this case.