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CU System briefs (09/25/2012)
  • GREENWICH, Conn. 9/26/12)--A Greenwich, Conn., woman has been charged with the theft of more than $62,000 from a trust account for a teenage relative who had received more than $90,000 as a result of an auto accident for medical care (Greenwich Sept. 24). Gail D. Citron, 51, was charged Thursday with first-degree larceny and conspiracy in the theft of the relative's account at Greenwich Municipal Employees CU. Her husband, Robert, 47, pleaded guilty in April to fourth-degree larceny and received a one-year suspended sentence and two years of probation. The thefts allegedly occurred between Jan. 25, 2009, and Sept. 1, 2009. The money was used for household expenses, including rent, groceries and an Xbox Live video game subscription, said the arrest warrant for Robert Citron …
  • HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (9/26/12)--Andrew Davis, 32, of Detroit has been charged with attempted armed robbery of the First Priority CU, a Huntington, W.Va.-based credit union after a tip with a 12-hour lead enabled police to set up SWAT teams inside and outside the credit union. When he entered the credit union shortly after 8:30 a.m. Monday, they were ready (WSAZ-TV Sept. 24). Davis allegedly entered the credit union wearing a mask, shades and a hoodie, but fled. He was caught two blocks away, still wearing the disguise. Police said Davis allegedly tried to divert them with phony 911 calls, but the ruse didn't work. He also was charged with fleeing the scene …
  • HARRISBURG, Pa. (9/26/12)--The September issue of the La Voz Latina Central  is in circulation with an advertorial promoting financial literacy and credit unions, according to the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA) (Life is a Highway Sept. 24). The advertorial campaign is a result of a grant the publication obtained from PCUA through the Latino Hispanic American Community Center to impact Latino Hispanic American communities in the Lancaster, Reading, Allentown, York and Harrisburg areas. The publication has the potential to reach 147,000 readers in Central Pennsylvania by mid-2013, said PCUA.  The grant consists of 10 advertorial articles beginning this month and ending in July 2013. Use the link to access the information …
  • NAPERVILLE, Ill. (9/26/12)--Illinois State Sen. William R. Haine (D-26, Alton) toured several credit unions in the Metro east area to learn first-hand about their business operations and ways they serve their member-owners.  He toured 1st MidAmerica CU, East Alton; GCS CU, Granite City; Laclede Community CU, Alton; Scott CU, Collinsville; and Shell Community FCU, Wood River. During the tours Haine affirmed his on-going support of preserving credit unions' tax exempt status and encouraged credit unions to serve their members by providing a valuable financial choice for consumers. Credit unions thanked Haine for his championing of credit union legislative issues in Springfield and will work with him on future issues pending before the Illinois General Assembly, said the Illinois Credit Union League. Pictured at 1st MidAmerica CU are, from left: Keith Sias, league vice president, state governmental affairs; Haine; and 1st MidAmerica CU's Robert Blacklock, vice president/chief financial officer; Alan Meyer, executive vice president/chief operating officer and a league director, Class C, District 1; and CEO Don Reedy. (Photo provided by the Illinois Credit Union League) …


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