US attorney: Woman stole $219K from bank customers

Kathy Lawson-Seely in an undated Facebook photo
Kathy Lawson-Seely in an undated Facebook photo

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — An Oregon woman accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from credit union customers for much of the past decade was indicted in district court Tuesday.

United States Attorney Amanda Marshall accused Kathryn Elaine Lawson-Seely of carrying out the scheme from October 2005 to March 2013.

Lawson-Seely, while working as a credit card processor for the Portland-based International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers/United Workers Federal Credit Union, defrauded customers out of $219,333.69 over the period, according to the suit.

In the filing, Marshall claims Lawson-Seely used both fictitious and real customer identities to steal the funds.

KOIN 6 News was unable to speak with the CEO of the credit union, but did receive a statement from her about this.

“We can assure all of our members that their accounts are safe and secure and that their accounts were not compromised,” the CEO said in a statement to KOIN 6 News.

Concerned IBEW & United Workers Federal Credit Union customers can call Rob Williamson in the IT Department at 503.262.5316.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s