SCAPPOOSE, Ore. – A Scappoose woman was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison for bank larceny.
Jade Carnahan, 35, embezzled more than $400,000 from the bank vault and customers, including the elderly, from 2005 and 2012. She will have to pay $408,062.38 in restitution as part of her sentence, and serve three years of supervised release.
Carnahan was the operations officer at the Rivergate Federal Credit Union, on North Ramsey Blvd. in Portland, when she stole the money. She had access to all the customer account information.
During her sentencing, Carnahan blamed her addiction to pain medication.
U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall added that addiction to prescription pain killers can be just as devastating as street drugs, such as crack and heroin.
“Customers depend on the employees of their local credit unions to guard their money, not steal it,” Marshall said. “Crimes like these are especially offensive when perpetrated against seniors and have a lasting effect on the trust we place in our financial institutions.”