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Kingsville Woman Arrested in Ohio in Corpus Christi Embezzlement Case

U.S. Attorney’s Office February 19, 2013
  • Southern District of Texas (713) 567-9000

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX—Maricella Garza, 37, of Kingsville, has been arrested following the return of an indictment charging her with embezzling funds from the Kingsville Community Federal Credit Union, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today.

Garza was arrested by U.S. Marshals Friday, February 15, 2013, at a residence in Englewood, Ohio. She appeared in federal court that afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Sharon L. Ovington.

The one-count indictment, returned on January 9, 2013, alleges Garza was an employee of the Kingsville Community Federal Credit Union and embezzled approximately $30,555.55. The thefts are alleged to have occurred between August 28, 2009 and July 9, 2010, according to the indictment.

If convicted, Garza faces up to 30 years in prison, as well as a possible $1 million fine. She remains in custody in Dayton pending a bond hearing set for February 20, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. She is expected to appear in Corpus Christi in the near future.

This case is being investigated by the FBI with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sam Brown, IV.