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CU System Briefs (03/26/2013)
  • TUKWILA, Wash. (3/26/13)--Tukwila, Wash.-based BECU has made more than $100,000 in educational grants to 49 schools in the state, the 11th consecutive year it has awarded more than $100,000 to support educational projects. "BECU School Grants allow us to support programs that previously lacked the funding to get started," said Tom Berquist, SECU senior vice president of member strategies. "We love awarding grants that can make an impact on student success and are inspired every year by the schools who receive the grants." The grants fund educational materials, programs and events, environmental learning trips and technology tools such as calculators, microscopes, electronic dictionaries and more. Grants are awarded in three categories: Financial Literacy, Environmental Sustainability, and Technology Tools. Each grant is awarded based on specific need, up to $2,500. BECU received 84 applications and narrowed it down to 49, based on eligibility of the request, impact on student learning, number of students reached with grant funds, and potential ongoing use of the item or program …
  • LOGAN, Ohio (3/26/13)--An employee of  Piketon, Ohio-based Atomic CU employee was indicted by a grand jury on theft and safecracking charges in the theft of $6,000 from the credit union's cash vault. Cassie L. Wildermuth, 28, of Logan, pleaded not guilty to the charges. The Logan Police Department reported the thefts occurred between Oct. 20 and Nov. 24 and Wildermuth allegedly was the last employee to conduct an audit. The credit union also discovered two binders with information about the last vault audit were missing. A jury trial is set for June 6 in Hocking County Common Pleas Court. (Logan Daily News March 21) …


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