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CU System Briefs (05/20/2013)
  • WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (5/20/13)--An employee at Choice One Community FCU was charged with stealing roughly $50,000 in bonus point awards from member accounts. Officials became aware of the thefts after three members complained that bonus points to which they were entitled were not available. The Wilkes-Barre, Pa.-based credit union offered a points program to encourage members to use their debit cards. After accumulating a certain amount of points they would win a gift certificate. Donald G. Pientka, 49, Hanover Township, was an electronic services specialist at the credit union and allegedly had access to the account. He was charged with felony counts of receiving stolen property, theft  by unlawful taking, theft  by deception, using an unauthorized access device and identity theft. The credit union replaced the awards for members, and no members' personal or account information was compromised (Standard-Speaker May 12) ...
  • PLEASANT GARDEN, N.C.  (5/20/13)--A retired manager from the Greensboro (N.C.) Postal CU died Monday at her residence in Pleasant Garden,  N.C.  Evelyn Butler Arnold, 74, had given the Greensboro Postal CU 32 years of service. She was a member of the South Elm Street Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. Above all else Arnold enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, one brother, three sisters, and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday (Greensboro News & Record May 16 ...


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