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* LANSING, Mich. (2/19/09)--General Motors (GM) has announced it is supplying dealers with special incentives and a merchandising kit to support the Invest in America credit union auto loan program. A special Presidents Day Event offers incentives for buyers and dealers to use credit unions for financing through March 2, according to a letter to credit union CEOs from Mark LaNeve, GM vice president, vehicle sales, service and marketing, and David Adams, CEO of CUcorp and the Michigan Credit Union League. For more information about the nationwide auto loan program, visit www.lovemycreditunion.org … * HARAHAN, La. (2/19/09)--The Louisiana Credit Union League has scheduled several chapter informational sessions about the National Credit Union Administration's Corporate Stabilization Program. Lake Charles Chapter will meet Friday; Alexandria Chapter will meet March 4; Shreveport Chapter, March 5; and Monroe Chapter, March 10. The East and West Orleans Chapters and the Baton Rouge Chapter conducted sessions earlier this week … * SAN JOSE, Calif. (2/19/09)--San Jose police are seeking a man responsible for four armed robberies since Oct. 20 of two San Jose credit unions and a retailer. He is wanted in the Oct. 20 robbery at lst United FCU (now a branch of Sacramento-based The Golden 1 CU); an Oct. 30 heist of a shoe store; and the Dec. 10 and Jan. 14 robberies of KeyPoint CU (CBS5 Feb. 17 … * VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (2/19/09)--A Virginia Beach, Va., man was sentenced to 38 years in prison Tuesday for robbing Virginia Beach Schools FCU, on July 20, 2006. Dwight G. Simpkins, 48, was convicted by a jury on armed robbery, armed burglary, and firearm charges in June. Simpkins walked into the credit union with a handgun and fled with $13,000. He was arrested three days later (The Virginian-Pilot and The Ledger Star Feb. 18) …


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