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* CANDIA, N.H. (8/10/11)--New Hampshire credit unions raised $150,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire for 2011, according to the New Hampshire Credit Union League. The amount raised surpassed the initial goal by $5,000, and was achieved through the efforts of New Hampshire’s 26 credit unions and a series of statewide and local fundraising initiatives, the league said. The announcement was made at the 11th annual Richard D. Mahoney Credit Union Charity Golf Tournament in Candia, N.H., where 128 participants and 15 major tournament sponsors raised $60,500 … * KENNEWICK, Wash. (8/10/11)--A College Place, Wash., man who was tricked by an Internet scam into opening a credit union account and moving money that was transferred to him was sentenced to five days in jail after pleading guilty to attempted second-degree trafficking in stolen property (Tri-City Herald Aug. 8). Robert Randle Carron, 47, was suspicious about what he was asked to do by a company called Ardex but continued transferring money from what he believed was purchasers of construction supplies to sellers of the supplies. He opened an account at Gesa CU, Richland, Wash.; received money transfers; and transferred part of the funds to others through a wire transfer. He wa allowed to keep the remainder as a fee. He made six money transfers into his Gesa CU account and was caught after a victim six wire transfers had been made from his savings account into Carron's account … * ANCHORAGE, Alaska (8/10/11)-- A methamphetamine addict in Anchorage, Alaska, was sentenced Monday to more than 13 years in prison for robbing four credit unions and banks in the area. Dennis Dale Hubble Jr., 38, also was sentenced to five years of supervision upon release, said the Karen Loeffler, U.S. attorney for the District of Alaska. U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess also ordered Hubble to make restitution of more than $14,000 to the victims and undergo treatment during prison. The robberies occurred at Wells Fargo Bank on Nov. 15, Denali Alaskan FCU on Nov. 23, a Wells Fargo branch on Jan. 7, and a branch of Alaska USA FCU March 13. Hubble pleaded guilty to the robberies plus to a fifth uncharged robbery (Targeted News Service Aug. 8) …


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