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CU System Briefs (02/22/2013)
  • WACO, Texas (2/22/13)--A man convicted of an August robbery of $238 million asset Genco FCU CU in Lacy Lakeview, Texas, was sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Walter S. Smith in Waco, Texas, also ordered Bradley Kilmer, 33, of Fort Worth, Texas, to be placed on three years of supervised release following his prison term, and to pay $14,032.84 in restitution and a $100 special assessment to the court. Kilmer also was wanted for robbery in at least two states, including August robberies of a Fort Worth Community CU branch in Weatherford, Texas, and a bank in Alvarado, Texas …
  • PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (2/22/13)--A Nebraska man faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to being in possession of money allegedly taken during a Dec. 7 robbery of  Sac FCU, Plattsmouth, Neb. Caleb M. Searcy, 21, was charged in Cass County District Court with receiving stolen money greater than $1,500, a felony (Omaha World-Herald Feb. 21). An empty bank box was found in the woods near the credit union the day after the robbery. It was later discovered that Searcy had obtained a significant amount of money. He admitted he found the box in the woods. Also, Gabriel L. Coen, 29, and Brandi L. Coen, 31, both of Plattsmouth, were arrested by Plattsmouth police Tuesday in connection with the robbery. They were booked on suspicion of theft by receiving stolen property over $1,500 …
  • NEW BERLIN, Wis. (2/22/13)--Dodge Central CU, which is now part of New Berlin, Wis.-based Landmark CU, announced it has made a $100,000 commitment to a proposed community center, The Watermark  project, located in Beaver Dam.  The Watermark will be a 22,000-square-foot home to the Beaver Dam Community Activities and Services Department, including senior services. To honor the gift, The Watermark will name one of its premier rooms in recognition of the $1.98 billion asset credit union's support. The announcement was "one of our first acts as Landmark CU in Beaver Dam," said Barbara Campbell, Landmark regional president. "We want to continue to make a notable impact in helping our community achieve projects like The Watermark that will appeal to all ages and community members from all walks of life," she added (Beaver Dam Daily Citizen Feb. 21) …


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