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CU System Briefs (11/04/2013)
  • CENTERVILLE, Utah (11/4/13)--A masked robbery suspect took advantage of Halloween by robbing the Centerville, Utah-branch of Ogden-based America First CU Thursday. The incident occurred at about 6:45 p.m. Halloween night. The suspect, wearing a white "Jabbawockeez" mask, gloves and hooded sweatshirt when he entered the credit union, was asked to remove the mask. Instead, he refused and demanded money. No weapons were displayed and no threats were made, said the Centerville Police Department ( Nov. 1) ...
  • HARRISBURG, Pa. (11/4/13)--Staff, board members and associated business partners of Exton, Pa.-based Citadel FCU gathered for an event honoring U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach (center) and hosted by the credit union, said the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (Life is a Highway Nov. 1).  The congressman discussed what the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee is considering with the tax code reform and healthcare reform, and answered questions. Gerlach has served on the committee since 2010 and has been supportive of credit unions since taking office in 2002, said PCUA.  He has been a past co-sponsor of supplemental capital legislation and supports finding solutions to regulatory challenges faced by credit unions. Pictured with Gerlach and the group are Citadel FCU CEO Jeff March (center right) and Christina Mihalik (second from left), PCUA vice president of government affairs.  (Photo provided by the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association) ...
  • BANGOR, Maine (11/4/13)--A woman and two men have been indicted as part of a burglary ring that prosecutors say has hit at least 35 businesses in the Bangor, Maine, area. The thefts include an attempted break-in at an ATM at Lincoln Maine FCU in Lincoln on July 29. The ATM sustained several thousand dollars in damages, the indictments said. Arrested were: Matthew J. Anderson, 24, of Mattawamkeag, charged with aggravated criminal mischief; Jacey Searles, 20, of Kingman, charged with receiving stolen property, aggravated criminal mischief and two counts each of burglary, criminal mischief and theft by unauthorized taking; and Brandon R. Tolman, 24, of Lincoln, charged with burglarizing a motor vehicle, two counts of aggravated criminal mischief, four counts of burglary and five counts of theft. Searles is also charged with driving the getaway car during the credit union incident.  A fourth suspect, Steve Springer, 28, of Mattawamkeag was arrested Oct. 26 and charged in the burglary of a motor vehicle and three other burglaries. The Penobscot County District Attorney said more arrests in the burglary ring are expected (Bangor Daily News Oct. 30) ...
  • SANFORD, Maine (11/4/13)--Philip Gage, 46, of Somersworth, N.H., has been arrested as a suspect in the Oct. 26 armed robbery of the Sanford, Maine branch of Biddeford, Maine-based Ocean Communities FCU. Gage was arrested at his home Thursday morning and is being held in the York County Jail.  He also is charged with robbing the Kennebunk Savings Bank in Eliot, Maine, on Oct. 19. (Bangor Daily News Oct. 31)  ...
  • WASHINGTON (11/4/13)--Callahan & Associates Friday has changed its organizational and leadership structure, with the senior management team operating in a partnership mode and leadership roles significantly redefined. The new approach shifts the firm's emphasis from collecting and presenting information to its application, with staff working more collaboratively and with more external interaction with the marketplace.  Jon Jeffreys, currently vice president of Callahan Financial Services, will become managing partner and work with the team to allocate resources.  Jay Johnson, executive vice president, will lead development of content and assume the role of president of Callahan Financial Services while continuing as president of TRUST mutual funds for credit unions. Alix Patterson, previously the firm's chief operating officer, will lead the firm's solution development and innovation team; and Scott Patterson will be the firm's point person on its Student Choice program and leverage his technology/innovation experience to generate new business solutions. He also will lead the firm's strategic partnerships.  CEO Sean Hession will continue with the firm into 2014 to assist with the leadership transition. Co-founder Chip Filson will continue as board chairman ...


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