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CU System briefs (09/17/2012)
  • MUNCIE, Ind. (9/18/12)--A man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in a May 2011 robbery of Industria Centre FCU, Muncie, Ind. John D. Repass, 37, had pleaded guilty to armed robbery, a Class B felony that carried a standard 10-year sentence in a deal calling for him to testify against co-defendant Stanley DeWayne Wills, 33, of Muncie. The two are charged with being the masked men who held employees of the credit union at gunpoint and escaped with $250,000 (Muncie Star Press Sept. 15).  Wills was convicted in July of four charges in the robbery. Wills also was found guilty of being a habitual offender, which could add up to 12 years to his sentence. He is to be sentenced today.  The woman accused of being the driver of the getaway car, Maranda Zoe Conley, 31, is scheduled to enter a guilty plea to an unspecified charge on Oct. 22 …
  • WHEATON, Ill.  (9/18/12)--Hermila Garcia, 33, of Elgin, Ill., a former teller of Wheaton, Ill.-based DuPage County Employees CU has been charged with stealing $3,000 from the credit union. Garcia had been a teller for about seven years there. She is charged with two counts of theft over $500, two counts of financial institution fraud and two counts of misappropriation of financial institution property, said the DuPage County State's Attorney. The credit union discovered the theft during an audit of the vault. Garcia allegedly completed paperwork indicating she deposited money from her drawer to the vault but allegedly kept it for herself on at least two occasions, said the state attorney's office. (downersgrove.patch.com Sept. 14) …
  • MEDFORD, Ore. (9/18/12)--Rogue FCU, a $557 million asset credit union based in Medford, Ore., has made a positive impact on the campus of Southern Oregon University (SOU).  The university kicked off its 2012-2013 season last week with a new hardwood floor in the McNeal Pavilion, an arena used by the SOU Raiders for men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, wrestling and other community events, thanks to the credit union. Rogue President/CEO is an alumnus of SOU. At the opening game against Oregon Tech, Rogue board chairman spoke on behalf of the credit unions' 54,000 members, noting that Rogue FCU started out as a teacher's credit union in 1956 and continues to support education in Southern Oregon. Through an agreement with the SOU Athletic Department, Rogue members will receive a $1 discount on all SOU sporting events through 2017 …


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