The Wilkes-Barre City Employees Federal Credit Union recently became the focal point of an FBI investigation into public corruption, according to Sean Quinn, new director of the FBI’s Scranton office. The investigation grabbed local headlines following the death of Jim Payne, longtime manager of the credit union. Payne was found dead in his Bear Creek Township home in early March. The cause of death has been reported by the Pennsylvania State Police as a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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