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CU System briefs (09/19/2012)
  • MUNCIE, Ind. (9/20/12)--Stanley Dewayne Wills, 33, of Muncie, Ind., was sentenced to 60 years in prison for his role in a May 2009 armed robbery at Industria Centre FCU (The Star Press Sept. 18). Twenty years of the sentence stemmed from Wills' being designated a habitual offender. He had pleaded innocent to armed robbery, criminal confinement and other charges. It was reported he planned to appeal the conviction (The Star Press Sept. 19). A co-defendant, John Repass, recently was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in the $250,000 holdup, which was believed to be the largest holdup in local history. About $55,000 of the stolen money was recovered. Wills and Repass were ordered to pay restitution of $194,894 …
  • EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (9/20/12)--An East Providence, R.I., woman has been charged with robbing Columbus CU around noon Tuesday while her three-year-old son allegedly was in the getaway truck. Jennefer Gomes, 34, was charged with first degree bank robbery. The arrest was made three hours after a woman wearing a wig and Halloween mask entered the credit union and told the teller she had an explosive device. She fled with an undetermined amount of money. Police said they recovered some of the loot (Providence Journal Sept. 19 and abc6.com Sept. 18). The robbery was one of two credit union robberies in East Providence Tuesday. The second was at Pawtucket CU when a man described as the "bearded bandit" entered the credit union before 3:30 p.m. The bearded bandit is a suspect in half a dozen robberies since February (The Call Sept. 19) …
  • FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (9/20/12)--The Texas Credit Union Foundation (TCUF) said its 15th annual golf tournament hosted with the Texas Credit Union League's joint Leadership and Marketing conferences in San Antonio has raised about $85,000 in net proceeds. Proceeds will help TCUF provide resources for financial education initiatives, educational grants and scholarships for Texas credit union professionals and volunteers (LoneStar Leaguer Sept. 18). The tournament hosted 136 golfers and 62 sponsors, with dozens of volunteers at Canyon Springs Golf Club in San Antonio …


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