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    Credit Union Employee Charged with Theft of $250,000

    (GOLDEN, CO — April 2, 2012) A 30-year-old Central City woman has been arrested and charged with stealing over $250,000 from the Black Hawk branch of the Credit Union of the Rockies where she was employed.

    Autumn Rene Guillot was employed as assistant branch manager during 2011 when she is alleged to have stolen the money a little at a time by pulling “straps” of cash out of the vault and then altering the ledgers. Each “strap” has a 100 bills. Guillot was one of two full-time employees in this small branch of the Credit Union of the Rockies.

    According to court records, bank officials became suspicious and contacted Black Hawk Police in November 2011 when an unannounced “spot” audit uncovered discrepancies in their ledger. Two deposits listed in the branch’s general ledger had not been received by the clearinghouse. This ledger was maintained by Autumn Guillot.

    Guillot was a regular gambler at Gilpin County casinos, according to the arrest affidavit, and had sustained significant losses in 2011. Her gambling losses in 2011 were over $73,000.

    Guillot has been charged with Theft of over $20,000 and Computer Crimes – Theft over $20,000. Each count is a class three felony. Her next court appearance is a preliminary hearing on April 4 at 1:30 in the Gilpin County Court. She is out on $50,000 bond.

    Pam Russell
    DA Public Information

    April 2, 2012

    Last Updated: 7-1-2013
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