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CU System Briefs (09/27/2013)
  • COLONIE, N.Y. (9/27/13)--Police in Colonie, N.Y., are seeking three people involved in multiple loan scams at credit union branches in Latham, Colonie and Niskayuna. The suspects use counterfeit New York State driver's licenses, forged pay stubs and stolen personal identification information to apply for loans, police said (The Daily Gazette Sept. 26). One theft on Sept. 17 involved a woman who stole $15,000 in a loan scam from the Latham branch of Albany-based Capital Communications FCU. Another man and woman attempted the same scam at the credit union's Colonie and Niskayuna branches on Sept. 19 and Sept. 24, but they did not succeed in getting money. The suspects are facing possible charges of identity theft, grand larceny, attempted grand larceny, and criminal possession of a forged instrument ...
  • ELMWOOD, La. (9/27/13)--Monique Gaines, 42, of Kenner, La., a teller at Harahan, La.-based ASI FCU's Elmwood branch, was arrested last week in the theft of a member's $11,000 deposit on Sept. 18.  A video surveillance camera allegedly caught footage of Gaines accepting the deposit, putting the money in the back of her drawer and later putting the money in her purse, said the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office (The Times-Picayune Sept. 23 and The Advocate Sept. 25). She is charged with bank fraud and theft of $1,500 or more and is out on bail, said the Sheriff's Office ...


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