Employee Caught Stealing Money From Credit Union

Employee Caught Stealing Money From Credit Union
Odessa Police Department (Source: KWES)

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA – An Odessa woman is behind bars after being caught stealing money from her employer.

Odessa Police tell NewsWest 9, they were contacted back in August of 2014 by Southwest 66 Credit Union stating that an employee had stolen money from the business by using a stolen $2,800 stolen/fraudulent money order and created fake loans valued at $1,200 each.

An investigation revealed that the employee, Maira Diaz, 39, admitted to giving the fraudulent money order to another female to cash so that they could share the money.

Further investigation also revealed that the money order was passed by the female subject's husband at Kwik Kash in the 2800 block of Andrews Highway.

According to the report, all three people worked together so that they could share the profits.

In total, Southwest 66 Credit Union lost a total of $5,200.

Diaz has been arrested and charged with engaging in organized criminal activity.

There's no word if the other two people involved have been arrested or charged.