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CU System Briefs (04/18/2013)
  • MADISON, Wis. (4/18/13)--A man who allegedly wore a furry "Bucky Badger" hat and used a "Star Wars" toy as a weapon during a robbery of a Madison, Wis.-based credit union got his wish and was sentenced to two years in prison (Wisconsin State Journal April 17). Randall Hubatch, 50, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to the Jan. 11 robbery of Summit CU. Hubatch allegedly told authorities he wore the distinctive headgear so he would get caught and serve prison time because he had a $250,000 student loan debt after graduating from the University of Wisconsin law school. A UW custodian for 13 years, he never practiced law because he suffered from several health conditions ...
  • FAIRBORN, Ohio (4/18/13)--Wright-Patt CU, based in Fairborn, Ohio, near Dayton, announced it will return to the Columbus, Ohio, market later this year. WPCU has hired Tammy Jones, recent vice president of operations and chief operations officer at Credit Union of Ohio, as Columbus Market Leader. WPCU already serves nearly 4,000 members in the Columbus area and the state's Division of Financial Institutions approved its field of membership an expansion of its field of membership to include Franklin County. WPCU had two locations in Columbus during the 1990s as a result of mergers and closed them in 2000 when resources were stretched thin and the locations were not convenient. WPCU President/CEO Doug Fecher said the credit union looked at its growth, reviewed options and "we let the market dictate our expansion plans." He noted Columbus is WPCU's most requested area by members for expansion. It will open its 25th member center in Springboro in late May. In March it relocated its Springfield branch from a strip mall to a free-standing location ...
  • WOODBRIDGE, Va. (4/18/13)--Belvoir FCU surpassed the more than $300 million in assets milestone at the end of first quarter, the Woodbridge, Va.-based credit union announced. Belvoir Federal was established in 1946 and has served the Fort Belvoir Installation and surrounding communities for 67 years. It has five branches in Virginia, four of which are located on Fort Belvoir. "With our continued growth, both in members and asset size, we look forward to helping our members achieve their financial fitness goals for many years to come," said Patricia Kimmel, president/CEO of Belvoir Federal  ...


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