* COLUMBIA, Md. (6/1/11)--The annual Maryland and District of
Columbia Credit Union Association's (MDDCCUA)Credit Unions for Kids bowling tournament--held May 17-18 at AMF Bowling Center, Alexandria, Va.--raised $11,787 for local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Nineteen credit unions sent 49 teams. Bowlers from Enterprise and Visions Ink. joined in . A 50/50 raffle both nights leveraged the donation. CUNA Mutual Group, MDDCCUA, Morgan Keller Specialty Contracts Group and Visions Ink donated items for the door raffle prize. Among those attending were, from left, Denise Goode of Johns Hopkins Children's Center, Erika Lanceskes of U.S. Postal Service FCU, Clinton Md.; and Patty Jasper-Zellner of Children's National Medical Center. (Photo provided by the Maryland and District of Columbia Credit Union Association) … * BANGOR, Maine (6/1/11)--Thaddeus Justice McDonald, 32, of Augusta, Maine, was charged with Class B robbery of the Penobscot County FCU May 25 in Bangor after using a taxi as the getaway vehicle. Class B indicates a weapon was not used in the incident. Police, told that the robber fled in a taxi, stopped the vehicle on a nearby highway and detained McDonald. the suspect. McDonald also was charged with a probation violation (Bangor Daily News
June 1) … * MINNEAPOLIS (6/1/11)--A federal court Friday found a 23-year-old Mankato, Minn., man guilty of driving the getaway car in the robbery of a branch of Affinity Plus FCU, a $1.3 billion-asset, St. Paul-based credit union (7thspace.com
May 28). The robbery took place Dec. 16 on the Minnesota State University campus in Mankato. A jury convicted Anthony Akiti on one count of armed credit union robbery and one count of obstruction of justice for driving the getaway car while co-defendant Chop Nguot Tang allegedly stole $17,078 at gunpoint from the credit union. Akiti and Tang each face a potential maximum sentence of 25 years in prison ... * SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (6/1/11)--Cory Bender, 30, of Huron, S.D., was sentenced to five months in custody and five months of home detention for burglarizing M-O FCU, Huron, in October 2010 (Associated Press
May 20). Bender entered the credit union with a key he obtained from his job as a maintenance worker and stole $20,000 from a safe, breaking a window to make the burglary appear to be a forced entry, according to court records ...