Not guilty plea entered for suspected fraud
Laura A. Powers, 50, of 3424 Kingsbridge Drive, Janesville, on Wednesday stood mute to charges of theft from a business setting and 10 counts of identity theft. Court Commissioner Stephen Meyer entered the not guilty plea.
Powers is accused of using her position as a loan officer at the credit union to take out between $700,000 and $800,000 in loans, according to court documents.
She was released Aug. 1 on a $5,500 signature bond. As of Friday afternoon, her next court appearance had not been set.