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  • WILMINGTON, Del. (11/1/11)--Sun East FCU, Aston Pa., will open its first branch in Delaware at a shopping center in Wilmington, Del., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday. The credit union will offer deposit and loan rate specials exclusively at the Wilmington branch during the two-day grand opening event Friday and Saturday and running through Nov. 10. The new facility is a full-service branch with a 24-hour ATM. The celebration will include a Video Game Challenge open to everyone, and the winner will be awarded an HDTV and an Xbox video game system …
 

  • MANSFIELD,  Texas (11/1/11)--Derrotis Kerioth Holmes, 35, of Grand Prairie, Texas, was sentenced to 55 months in federal prison on charges related to the robbery of a branch of Mansfield, Texas-based Texas Trust CU,  the U.S. Attorney of the Northern District of Texas announced Oct. 17 (Targeted News Service Oct. 17). Holmes allegedly entered the Texas Trust CU branch in Arlington, Texas, carrying a plastic grocery bag and a large knife on May 5, according to documents filed in the case. He approached the credit union's greeter then proceeded to the teller station, where he allegedly threatened the teller with the knife and demanded that she give him all her money, indicating that he would "come over the counter" if she did not comply. During his confrontation with the teller, Holmes switched from an underhand to an overhand grip on the knife and continued to threaten the teller with it. After the teller gave Holmes the cash, he left the credit union, and was later arrested as a result of an anonymous tip …


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