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CU System briefs (04/17/2012)
  • ALLENTOWN, Pa. (4/18/12)--Two hospital employees have been charged with stealing at least $2,000 by tampering with an ATM owned by Allentown, Pa.-based People's First CU. Alyssa Pascio-Dikaitis, 21, and Camella C. Clarke, 22, both employees of Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest as well as next-door neighbors, were charged April 11 with theft, receiving stolen property and conspiracy.  Salisbury Township police and hospital security found that the ATM, located outside the hospital's cafeteria, shut down around the time of each unexplained cash loss. Police said as much as $7,800 was taken from the ATM between September and April.  A video surveillance camera allegedly recorded the two using the ATM just before it sensed an irregularity. The ATM voided the transaction and the machine's statements indicated no money was withdrawn, but the money was dispensed as the ATM shut down (The Morning Call April 16) …
  • DES MOINES, Iowa (4/18/12)--The Iowa Credit Union Foundation (ICUF) announced the winners of its 2012 Family Involvement Board (FIB) Scholarship program. A total of $5,750 in scholarships was given to four high school students and two post-high school students to further their education. Nearly 300 applications were received. Each applicant was required to complete an entry form and write a 500 word essay on the topic: How are you educating yourself on personal finance and money management issues--including how are you using your credit union's financial education expertise? Winners were selected by a panel of judges including teachers and credit union professionals. Scores were based on originality, clarity, meaningful content and accurate presentation of facts ...
  • DOVER, Del. (4/18/12)--Dover FCU has become the first credit union in Delaware to exceed $350 million assets. The credit union closed its books in March with assets totaling more than $363 million. The credit union serves a membership of 37,543. "It's a reflection not only of Dover Federal's strength and stability, but of our members' trust in us," said David Clendaniel, Dover FCU president/CEO. "It's yet another way in which Dover Federal has distinguished itself, and it reaffirms our place as the credit union of choice for the citizens of our great state." Dover FCU was chartered in 1958 …


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