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CU System Briefs (11/21/2013)
  • PORTLAND, Maine (11/21/13)--Police nabbed three New Hampshire residents allegedly responsible for the October robberies of Ocean Communities FCU and Kennebunk Savings in Maine (Bangor Daily News Nov. 19). Daniel Barry, 38, of Pembroke, N.H., Marvin Eugene Ansteth, 40, of Somersworth, N.H., and Brianne Mone, 27, of Dover, N.H., were all charged with bank robbery by U.S. Attorney for Maine Thomas Delahanty. Prosecutors say that Barry held up both institutions at gunpoint, and that Anseth and Mone each drove the getaway car--with Mone having participated in the Oct. 26 Ocean Communities FCU heist in Sanford, Maine. The U.S. Attorney's investigation has led prosecutors to believe that Anseth was a getaway driver for two similar robberies in October, and that Mone drove a getaway car after an August bank robbery--all three of which are said to have happened in New Hampshire. Court documents filed by prosecutors claim that a man arrested on Oct. 31, Phillip Gage, had a role in all five robberies. Barry, Mone, and Ansteth face up to 20 years in prison if convicted. Ocean Communities FCU is based in Biddeford, Maine, and has about $150 million in assets ...
  • WICHITA, Kan. (11/21/13)--The April 3 fatal shooting of a man who was fleeing from a robbery at Wichita-based Credit Union of America was considered a suicide, according to an autopsy report. (The Wichita Eagle Nov. 19) Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennet said on Tuesday that the findings showed Horace L. Gwyn, a suspect in the robbery, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound as a county sheriff's deputy simultaneously shot him in the back. Bennett said the deputy's shot would not have been fatal and that his actions were justified because Gwyn allegedly shot first. Credit Union of America has more than $527 million in assets ...


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