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December 18, 2015

Former President of Toledo Metro Federal Credit Union Charged with Embezzlement

The former president of the Toledo Metro Federal Credit Union was charged in federal court related to using his corporate credit card for personal gain of more than $233,000, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Charles Robert Poore, 45, formerly of Toledo, now residing in Pittsburgh, was charged in a criminal information with one count of embezzlement.

Poore was president of the Toledo Metro Federal Credit Union and, as such, has a credit card for business expenses. Poore used that credit card to purchase goods from third-party vendors through an Amazon account. He then sold those items to the credit union using his corporate credit card at a signifcantly inflated cost. This conduct occurred between 2011 and 2014 and realized profits for Poore of approximately $233,933, according to the information.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

The investigating agency in this case is the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Michael J. Freeman.

An information is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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