DETROIT (AP) — A woman blamed for the failure of a credit union in southeastern Michigan has been charged with stealing more than $2 million.

Fuataina Afutiti was president and chief executive of Veterans Health Administration Credit Union before it was closed in March. She’s charged with embezzlement and benefiting from a continuing criminal enterprise.

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The 50-year-old Westland woman appeared in court Friday and was released on bond. She could not be reached for comment. A home phone number listed for her was disconnected.

The attorney general’s office says Afutiti leased or purchased many vehicles, including a 2013 Mercedes-Benz and a $100,000 motor home.

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The credit union had 1,300 members who worked at VA medical centers in Detroit and Ann Arbor. Their deposits were insured. They became members of Public Service Credit Union.

 

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