Woman pleads guilty to writing $31K in bad NFCU checks

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Meihalani Cruz will be sentenced on October 5 at 9:30 am.

Guam – A woman who admitted to writing over $31,000 in bad checks using a Navy Federal Credit Union account will be sentenced this fall.

Meihalani Cruz pleaded guilty today to charges of attempted credit union fraud in District Court. Cruz signed a plea deal with the US Attorney’s Office admitting that in February this year, she wrote a total of nine bad checks.

The checks, totaling $31,400, were written against Cruz’s Navy Federal account while she lacked the funds to cover the charges. Cruz will have to pay restitution of $31,400 and could face a maximum sentence of 30 years and a $1 million fine.

She is scheduled to be sentenced on October 5 at 9:30 am.