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CU System briefs (02/10/2012)
  • FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (2/13/12)--The Texas Credit Union League (TCUL) is accepting nominations for the Texas Credit Union Hall of Fame through Feb. 24 (LoneStar Leaguer Feb. 10). Initiated in 1998, the hall of fame honors those in the Texas credit union movement who reflect a rich history of service. Nominees for the award are selected for their records of achievement within their own credit union and for achievements that have benefited other credit unions. Recipients are inducted into the hall because they have been key players in organizing and running credit unions. Also, they have contributed to other credit unions through service to the chapters, TCUL and in some cases, the Credit Union National Association. The individuals chosen will be recognized at TCUL's upcoming Annual Meeting & Expo, April 18-20 in Galveston. A nomination form is available online ...
  • WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (2/13/12)--Kimberly V. Brown, 35, a former Robins FCU employee, Thursday was sentenced to a three-prison term for stealing people's identities to apply for loans and credit cards (Macon Telegraph Feb. 10). Brown pleaded guilty to aggravated identity fraud and identity theft. She must pay $76,000 in restitution according to her attorney, Floyd Buford. Beginning in October 2007 and continuing through March 2008, Brown allegedly applied for three loans and five credit cards using stolen identities and false information. Using the credit lines provided by the credit cards, Brown allegedly obtained cash advances and kept the money. She also is accused of allegedly pocketing proceeds from the loans, according to the indictment. Robins FCU, based in Warner Robins, Ga., has $1.53 billion in assets ...
  • TOPEKA, Kan. (2/13/12)--A would-be robber was caught by a security guard when he was caught just moments after allegedly holding up Educational CU, Topeka, Kan. In attempting to flee on foot, the man stumbled and fell dislocating and breaking his ankle (Topeka Capital-Journal Feb. 10). He was apprehended about 50 feet from the credit union door. A security guard apprehended him and held him until police officers arrived. The alleged robber's gun was recovered between two cars in the parking lot where he fell. The credit union was also robbed at gunpoint on Dec. 30. No arrests were made in that incident …


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