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CU System Briefs (08/28/2013)
  • SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (8/28/13)--Christina Fernandez Padilla, 50, was arrested Friday in San Luis Obispo, Calif., after someone tripped an alarm at a branch of Sacramento-based Golden 1 CU. Padilla was arrested at 11:15 p.m. after a short chase and is being charged with four counts of robbery, felony evading and assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm (The Californian Aug. 27). The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Padilla may be charged with six other financial institution robberies attributed to the "Central Coast Bandit" and that began on New Year's Day in Pacific Grove. Robberies occurred also in Atascadero, Nipomo, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach and Modesto. In the robberies, the female robber said she needed to cash a check and then presented a note demanding cash ...
  • HARRISBURG, Pa. (8/28/13)--Erie (Pa.) FCU CEO Mary Beth Wilcher and Chief Operating Officer Brian Waugaman (right) recently met with U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) (center)  at a special event, according to the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (Life is a Highway Aug. 26). The congressman is a long-time credit union member and "is very supportive of credit unions and has a good understanding of how they differ from banks," said the association.  The three also discussed unemployment, welfare-to-work strategies, immigration, energy initiatives and agriculture, said PCUA. (Photo provided by the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association) ...


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