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  • COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (8/13/12)--A couple accused of robbing Collinsville, Ill.-based Scott CU on April 12 and immediately turning themselves into authorities received one-year probation sentences on July 17.  Rita Bell, 58, and Jeffery Bell, 56, each pleaded guilty to felony theft in St. Clair County Circuit Court. The original robbery charges were dismissed. The theft charge carries the same penalty as robbery but allows defendants to participate in a probationary program requiring mental health treatment. Both Bells have mental and diminished-capacity issues and had experienced mounting financial and other problems in the months preceding the incident, said the state attorney's office.  Neither had a prior criminal record, neither used a weapon and the stolen money was returned immediately, the office added (Belleville News-Democrat July 23) …
  • YPSILANTI, Mich. (8/13/12)--Renee DeMarco has been named president/CEO of Ypsilanti, Mich.-based Community Driven CU, the credit union's board announced in a press releaseThursday. DeMarco, who has 33 years of experience in the credit union industry, previously served as president/CEO of CapCom CU, based in Lansing.   Community Drive CU, which has offices in Ypsilanti and Romeo, was founded in 1965. Today it serves members in Washtenaw, Macomb and Lapeer counties. It has more than 9,000 members and assets totaling $63 million …
  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. (8/13/12)--Jefferson County FCU, based in Louisville, Ky., has selected Heather D. Clunie as president, succeeding president/CEO Carl Hicks, who plans to retire in October (Business First Aug. 9). Clunie previously worked for LG&E CU for more than 13 years, most recently as CEO. At Jefferson County FCU, Clunie will oversee operations of the $112 million asset credit union, which serves people who live, work, worship, volunteer or attend school in seven Kentucky counties or in Floyd or Clark counties in Indiana …


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