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  • WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (4/9/13)--A man allegedly used a stolen Excavator to steal an ATM  from Allegacy FCU in Winston-Salem, N.C., early Monday morning, police said. It appeared the man stole the Excavator from a construction site about 200 yards from the ATM, police said (WFMYNews April 8). The suspect drove the stolen equipment to the ATM and knocked the machine over with Excavator's claw. Then he used the Excavator to pick up ATM--which weighed more than 2,000 pounds--and placed it into a waiting vehicle. Police described the suspect as a white man driving a black Crown Victoria with tinted windows …
  • CODY, Wyo. (4/9/13)--
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    Valley FCU of Montana handed over the keys and title to a school bus it owned to the Boys and Girls Club in Cody, Wyo. The Billings, Mt.-based, $185 million asset credit union was originally going to sell the vehicle but decided instead to donate it. "We thought a better thing would be donating it to a good cause," said CEO Mike Silvers.  From left are:  credit union Executive Vice President Jean DeVerniero; Tina Bernard and Maggie Gayman of the Boys and Girls Club; Silvers; and credit union Branch Manager Jeff Parsons.  Bernard said the club didn't have a bus last year and had to share with the Boys and Girls Club in Powell. "We are deeply thankful," she added. (Photo provided by the Montana Credit Union Network) …
  • ABERDEEN, Md. (4/9/13)--
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    Aberdeen (Md.) Proving Ground FCU reached its 100,000th member milestone on April 1, when Michael Willis joined the $948 million asset credit union and open an account there.  Willis, pictured here, received a $100 Visa Gift Card as a congratulatory award.  During 2012, APGFCU's membership grew by 4.3% over 2011. The credit union is ranked No. 1, as of Feb. 28, in deposit market share among financial institutions in Harford County, it said. APGFCU attributed its success to its long-term loyal members, talented employees and dedicated volunteers.  Financial literacy education, wealth management counseling, community events, and a wide range of informative seminars are the cornerstones of the credit union's first 75 years, it said. (Photo provided by Aberdeen Proving Ground FCU) …


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