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CU System Briefs (06/03/2013)
  • MERIDEN, Conn. (6/3/13)--The State & Federal Issues Government Affairs Conference of the Credit Union League of Connecticut attracted nearly 100 members Thursday in Hartford.  Speakers who addressed issues affecting credit unions and gave state updates included: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D) and Chris Murphy (D), U.S. Rep. John Larson (D), and Connecticut Department of Banking Commissioner Howard Pitkin. "This annual event is an outstanding opportunity for Connecticut credit union leaders to discuss issues of importance to the industry with leaders in government," said Kelly Fuhlbrigge, league vice president-government relations. "It is one of our goals as the credit union state trade association to provide our members with opportunities for face-to-face interactions with lawmakers and policymakers." Pictured here are Fuhlbrigge and Gov. Malloy. (Photo provided by the Credit Union League of Connecticut ) ...
  • KINGSPORT, Tenn. (6/3/13)--Kingsport, Tenn., police are investigating fraudulent purchases on 60 First Kingsport CU member accounts impacted by debit card fraud over the holiday weekend.  The Kingsport Times-News (May 31) reported fraudulent purchases on transactions made in Nevada and Florida. First Kingsport CU manager/CEO Beverly Bowling said the credit union is issuing new cards to members and reimbursing the fraudulent purchases, which range from $25 to $900. The police department is investigating how the account information was obtained ...
  • MOBILE, Ala. (6/3/13)--A man who allegedly stole $6,261 from Mobile, Ala.-based New Horizons CU was sentenced to almost six years in prison Thursday. Charles Edward Cammon Jr., 27, pleaded guilty in February after U.S. District Judge Ginny Granade refused to accept his attempt at a "best interest" plea bargain. In a best interest plea, the defendant does not admit guilt but acknowledges that prosecutors have enough evidence to convict. Cammon will serve five years and 10 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for the Dec. 5 robbery (Mobile Press-Register May 31) ...

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