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* ST. LOUIS (12/10/08)—A former policeman was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison and three years on parole stemming from evidence tampering charges related to the theft of money in evidence after a credit union robbery. Mickey L. Dooley, 48, a police officer and evidence technician, was found guilty of evidence tampering, fraud, receiving stolen property, tax evasion and theft. The stolen money in evidence was from robberies at Olin CU and U.S. Bank. Dooley, who was evidence custodian at the time, was ordered to pay restitution of more than $48,748. He also was ordered to pay a $650 fine and a $725 special assessment (Belleville News-Democrat Dec. 9) … * Asheville, N.C. (12/10/08)—The Carolinas Credit Union Foundation presented an $11,000 Micro Community Grant last week to Children First/Communities in Schools of Buncombe County. The grant will be used to purchase furniture, supplies and equipment for the group’s Project MARCH homework clubs. MARCH offers a safe haven for children to complete their homework, exercise and socialize after school until parents and guardians are available. The proposal was put together with the assistance of the Western Chapter of Credit Unions and United Services CU, a $43.2 million asset credit union in Asheville (Asheville Citizen-Times Dec. 60 … * LAKELAND, Fla. (12/10/08)--MidFlorida FCU, a $1.331 billion asset credit union based in Lakeland, has acquired A.H. Realty Inc., a real estate brokerage company in a deal completed Dec. 3. The brokerage firm will be renamed MidFlorida Real Estate Sales LLC. The acquisition means MidFlorida FCU can enter and expand a real estate business in central Florida, said Datamonitor (Financial Deals Tracker Dec. 3) …


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