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CU System briefs (01/06/2010)
* BILOXI, Miss. (1/7/10)--Three individuals were arrested Wednesday morning after breaking into a deaf man’s house and forcing him at gunpoint to visit his credit union to withdraw money (WLOX Jan. 6). Two men and a woman were arrested at Keesler FCU, Biloxi, Miss., after the victim to alerted an employee who knew sign language. Investigators said the man had a conflict with the suspects before ... * PORTERVILLE, Calif., and DURHAM, N.C. (1/7/09)--El Futuro CU, based in Porterville, Calif., and Self-Help FCU announced a merger to strengthen their ability to serve the unbanked and working families in California. El Futuro CU will become part of Self-Help and will do business as Community Trust CU, a division of Self-Help. The merger--the third for the Durham, N.C.-based Self-Help in California-- expands its ability to serve the Bay area and Central Valley. Self-Help has $5.5 billion in assets. El Futuro has more than $8 million in assets ... * TIGARD, Ore. (1/7/10)--NW Preferred FCU has appointed Steve Canfield as its new president/CEO, after the retirement of former President/CEO Tom Edwards. Canfield served as the credit union's executive vice president since 1995. Prior to joining NW Preferred, Canfield worked for six years with the National Credit Union Administration as an examiner for the Western Region. Throughout his more than 20-year career, Canfield has held volunteer positions within the credit union industry. He is a current member of the board of the Credit Union Association of Oregon (CUAO) and CUAO's CU Services. He previously served on the Supervisory Committee of Northwest Corporate CU ...


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