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* COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (7/16/10)--Ent FCU, Colorado Springs, Colo., has surpassed 200,000 in membership. Ent has added more than 4,100 members in the past year, and 43,000 members since 2005. “I believe this membership milestone shows not only our employees’ dedication to member service, but also that the communities we serve continue to see us as a sound source of financial products, services and education,” said Randy Bernstein, Ent executive vice president and chief operating officer. Ent has $3 billion in assets ... * VANDALIA, Ohio (7/16/10)--A man was recently sentenced to 15 years and one month in prison for a December robbery at Abbey CU, Vandalia, Ohio. Chukwuemeka O. Eziolisa, 25, pleaded guilty in March to one count of armed credit union robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a violent crime (States News Service June 18). The newspaper cited court documents that state Eziolisa entered the credit union on Dec. 19, brandished a handgun, and demanded money from an employee. He fled with cash, and police later recovered the firearm from his house. Eziolisa admitted committing other crimes, including attempted robbery of a credit union on Dec. 4 and a related abduction attempt. He had followed the manager of DayMet CU, Dayton, to her car and to a restaurant. While at the restaurant, Eziolisa pulled up next to her car, pointed a firearm at her and told her to get into his car so he could take her back to the credit union to rob it. The manager escaped the abduction attempt. He was arrested Dec. 29 ...


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