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  • KANSAS CITY, Kan. (4/5/12)--Vershon Moore, 21, a former all-conference running back at Washburn University in Topeka, was sentenced this week to 30 months in federal prison for his role in robbing a credit union last summer.  A co-defendant in the case, Tracie Bacon, worked at the Topeka credit union that was targeted and admitted to helping plan the robbery. She also was sentenced to 30 months in prison. Press reports referring to a news release from the U.S. attorney's office said both Moore and Bacon pleaded guilty to one count each of bank robbery. Moore admitted he held up two employees at Envista CU, of Topeka, as they worked to refill an outdoor ATM machine. It was reported that Bacon gave Moore the schedule for ATM refills, as well as texted him shortly before the robbery. The pilfered funds were found by investigators in Bacon's basement (Kansas City Star and The Capitol Journal April 2)…
  • ELIZABETH, Pa. (4/5/12)--Clairton Works FCU, Elizabeth, Pa., has reported that fraudulent checks, bearing the credit union's routing number but an invalid account number, have been issued to hotels and motels. Clairton has received account verification requests and checks presented in the name of Thomas Johnson Inc. of Alpharetta, Georgia. However, the credit union does not have business accounts. No losses to the credit union have occurred (Life is a Highway March 30)…


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