Archive Links

Consumer Archive
CU System Archive
Market Archive
Products Archive
Washington Archive

News Now

CU System
Woman arrested in 26-year-old CU embezzlement
KENNEWICK, Wash. (2/19/09)--A woman suspected in a 26-year-old embezzlement case involving two credit unions was arrested at her Mesa, Ariz., home Tuesday. Two Kennewick, Wash., detectives arrested 70-year-old Barbara Kurz, who is accused of taking $106,000 from Tri City CU, Kennewick, and possibly $4,000 from GESA FCU, Richland, Wash. (thenewstribune.com Feb. 18). She was shocked but cooperative and said she “knew this day was coming,” Sgt. Ed Wessing, spokesman for the Mesa Police Department, told the newspaper. Kurz was an employee supervisor at GESA’s Kennewick branch, and used the office space there to do paperwork for her own business--Medical CU. She has lived in Arizona since 1985, according to court documents, and under a false name since 1991, the newspaper said. Kurz was 44 years old and a married mother with four children when she left her family and credit union job behind in 1983. She’s being held on a warrant for first-degree theft and faces extradition to Benton County in Washington.
Other Resources

RSS print
News Now LiveWire
Falling #gas prices: Pros, cons for U.S. economy #NewsNow #Market http://t.co/XWwwERwe7e
15 hours ago
Members of Interstate FCU have voted to merge with Credit Union of Southern California https://t.co/yYeSWEG4GH
18 hours ago
.@InfinityFCU has named Liz Hayes as president/CEO. Hayes was formerly EVP and chief administrative offficer at @Affinity_Plus
18 hours ago
.@wpcu battles Speedway in round 3 of Dayton Brand Madness via @DBJnews http://t.co/EbQL5f9be8
19 hours ago
New at #NewsNow: Fed regulators approve new #QRM rule. http://t.co/Bdz5q43xjZ
20 hours ago