BRUNSWICK — A Brunswick credit union has settled a lawsuit filed against a former employee who’s been convicted of stealing a half million dollars

Atlantic Regional Federal Credit Union officials last week agreed to accept $370,000 in restitution, instead of the full amount stolen by Marsha Richard of Topsham.

Prosecutors say the 23-year employee stole the money by manipulating accounting entries for checks that credit union members had deposited but that had been returned for insufficient funds. She pleaded guilty in September. She was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison on January.

Her lawyer tells the Times Record (http://bit.ly/A1L78l) that she has already repaid $50,000.

She may still be required to pay the full amount by a federal judge.

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