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CU System Briefs (12/18/2013)
  • CHESTERFIELD, Va. (12/ 18/13)--A man, told by a cell phone scammer his wife was being threatened, approached two credit unions in Richmond, Va., Monday to withdraw funds from accounts. Initially police stopped him because his burgundy car fit the description of someone who robbed a branch of Virginia CU.  However, the man told police he was a victim. He approached tellers at Call FCU, withdrew $1,800 from his savings account and handed tellers a note that said, "Under duress, call the police!" The man was cleared of robbery charges after telling police he had received a call on his cell phone from an insistent man who was holding his wife until he sent money to pay for a fender-bender. The phone call was traced to Puerto Rico. The man's wife returned from a shopping trip unharmed and unaware of what had happened. She had left her cell phone at home. Scammers are getting more creative, Tom Gallagher of the Better Business Bureau told WTVR.com (Dec. 16) ...
  • AUSTIN, Texas (12/18/13)--An Austin, Texas-based credit union revealed it will have a new president/CEO in the new year. Government Employees FCU announced Monday that Dee Crisp will be appointed to the role on Jan. 6. Crisp has worked for United San Antonio FCU for the past eight years, where he served as vice president of finance. "It is an honor to accept the role of president/CEO of GEFCU," he said. "The organization has such a rich history and opportunity for success, I am eager to begin my service to the credit union and its community." United San Antonio FCU is based in San Antonio, Texas, and has roughly $227 million in assets. GEFCU has about $123 million in assets ...
  • RICHLAND, Wash. (12/18/13)--The interim president/CEO of Gesa CU has been appointed to the job on a permanent basis. Don Miller, Gesa's temporary head since June, was named this week as its the next leader (Tri-City Herald Dec. 16). Miller has held several executive positions with Gesa since joining in 1987. He has most recently served as its chief sales officer. "Don's broad knowledge of the financial industry and the markets Gesa serves make him the ideal candidate to lead Gesa into the future," said Board Chairman Gregg Andrews. Gesa CU is based in Richland, Wash., and has $1.27 billion in assets ...


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