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CU System Briefs (07/26/2013)
  • DES MOINES, Iowa (7/26/13)--A man and a woman have been charged with confiscating a bag of money that fell off an armored van Wednesday as it left Johnstown, Iowa-based Community Choice CU (Associated Press July 24). Samantha Jackman of Des Moines and Tyler Critchlow of Dallas Center, both 20, were arrested and charged with first-degree theft after their car was found in a shopping mall parking lot. The bag fell out after a door malfunctioned as the armored van turned a corner. A car stopped and someone picked up the bag and fled. Police tracked the car through its license plate to a shopping mall parking lot ...
  • ST. LOUIS (7/26/13)--A bag of money found Wednesday on Highway 40 in St. Louis is believed to be the loot from a robbery of a credit union earlier that morning (South County Times and Associated Press via The Sacramento Bee July 24). A man entered First Missouri CU on Lemay Ferry Road in St. Louis at about 10:16 a.m. and escaped in a small to mid-size yellow Chevrolet.  He did not display a weapon and no one was injured, said police. About 15 minutes later, drivers on Interstate 64 reported seeing a bag tossed from a yellow Chevrolet. Police recovered a "substantial amount" of money and are searching for the suspect ...
  • BALTIMORE  (7/26/13)--Johns Hopkins FCU introduced two new Visa credit cards to its products lineup, and as of June 30, it has opened more than 1,500 cards, including 784 Visa Credit Cards, 538 Visa Platinum Credit Cards and 246 Visa Platinum Rewards Credit Cards, the Baltimore-based credit union reported. After a "soft" rollout in December, the credit union began promoting the cards heavily last spring. The Platinum card offers a non-variable rate as low as 7.9% Annual Percentage Rate (APR), while the Platinum Rewards card offers a rate as low as 9.4% APR. Both cards have no annual fee, no balance transfer fee and no minimum finance charge, and they offer online account access and free e-statements. Rewards card members earn points for every purchase, excluding balance transfers and cash advances, and redeem the points for merchandise, trips, tickets, gift cards and more ...
  • HARRISBURG, Pa. (7/26/13)--Pam Stein has been named director of education and professional development at the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association, PCUA announced Thursday (Life is a Highway July 25). She will oversee PCUA's education and training efforts for credit union professionals and volunteers. Stein previously worked for the Harrisburg Area Community College as marketing and sales manager of the Wildwood Conference Center ...


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