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CU System Briefs (05/07/2013)
  • EUGENE, Ore. (5/7/13)--Police are searching for a man who rammed his truck into a Northwest Portland, Ore., branch of Selco Community CU Sunday in an apparent attempt to steal an ATM. Selco Community has $1.03 billion assets and is based in Eugene, Ore. The crash smashed the front windows and caused significant damage to the ATM, which was just inside the credit union. The suspect got away with nothing, Portland police said. Afterwards, the man abandoned his truck a few blocks away. A nearby witness said someone tried to get into the truck but ran away when confronted, police said. They are searching for a Hispanic or white man in all-dark clothing ( and May 5)  ...
  • LAKE MARY, Fla. (5/7/13)--A woman impersonating an employee of the Lake Mary, Fla.-based CFE FCU was arrested last week on charges of grand theft, fraudulent use of personal-identification information, fraudulent use of a credit card and exploitation of the elderly. Tonya Tinch, 34, allegedly tricked an 89-year-old man into thinking she was an employee of his credit union before asking him to give her his debit card and personal information. According to the arrest report, more than $1,271 disappeared from his account, leaving the man a balance of $3.09. Tinch already was being held in the Orange County Jail with convictions of prostitution, burglary, theft and drug possession, her bail was set at $5,450 (Orlando Sentinel May 4) ...
  • SAGINAW, Mich. (5/7/13)--Catholic FCU, based in Saginaw, Mich., recently awarded more than $123,000 to 295 students through its Msgr. Forbes Scholarship Fund. "We are all very proud to support our members in need with scholarships. It is yet another perfect example of how we live our service mission to improve the financial well-being of our members," said President/CEO Alan Watson.  Scholarships are available to members that meet specific criteria such as financial need, community involvement and grade point average. Since the scholarship was founded in 1982, the committee has awarded more than $1.3 million to more than 2,800 students to begin or continue their education ...
  • TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (5/7/13)--Members CU in Traverse City, Mich., announced that Andrew B. Kempf will be the new president/CEO of the $221 million asset credit union. A native to Michigan, Kempf has almost 20 years of experience within the credit union and finance industry. He most recently served as manager/CEO of Preferred FCU, based in Greenville, Mich., where he managed more than $50 million in assets (The Leader and the Kalkaskian May 6) ...
  • ENDICOTT, N.Y. (5/7/13)--Visions FCU in Endicott, N.Y., selected Tyrone Muse to become the new president/CEO of the $3.1 billion asset credit union. He succeeds Frank E. Berrish, who retired April 30. Most recently, Muse was the chief financial officer at Hudson Valley FCU in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He led the $3.75 billion asset HVFCU's programs for diversity, financial performance and investment returns. Prior to that, he worked as finance manager at GE Asset Management, and as business assurance manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC (Press & Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton May 5) ...


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