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New judge named in theft case from Firefighter’s Credit Union

Updated: March 25, 2013 6:45AM

A new judge has been assigned to the theft case of former Aurora Firefighters Credit Union President Anne Schaal.

Schaal, who is charged with theft and misusing Firefighters Credit Union credit cards in the amount of approximately $35,000, appeared in court this week for a brief hearing which involved the move to Judge Clint Hull’s courtroom.

Prosecutors have turned over nearly 1,000 pages of evidence to Schaal’s attorney. Among the documents were 134 pages of “player’s club” records for Schaal from Aurora’s Hollywood Casino and hundreds of pages from a forensic audit and an insurance claim tied to the case.

In court records relating to her divorce, Schaal admitted she spent nearly $600,000 in marital assets on a gambling addiction.

In a lawsuit filed before criminal charges were lodged, the credit union accused Schaal of, among other things, posting phantom payments to general and personal credit union accounts, taking cash and using her business credit card for personal expenses.

The criminal case resumes April 10, while the lawsuit returns to court March 14 for a hearing involving a summary judgment request.

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