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* HARRISBURG, Pa. (4/28/08)--Two employees at York, Pa.-based First Capital FCU were credited for helping arrest a woman wanted for filling up her gas tank at a gas station, then leaving without paying, according to the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (Life is a Highway April 25). The employees, Gidget Smith and Tracey Hufnagle, saw a woman pull up her car into the credit union's parking lot and remove her license plate. The woman then drove to a nearby gas station to pump gas. Smith and Hufnagle called the store to warn of a possible drive-off. A gas station employee went outside and talked to the woman. She pulled up her car, as if to pay, and when the employee went inside, she took off. The employee followed her and got her license plate number when she stopped to put the plate back on, then called police. The woman was arrested … * DENVER (4/28/08)--Mortgage representatives from Westerra CU spent a day visiting with more than 3,500 realtors at the 2008 Realtor Rally in Denver. Attendees were drawn to the Westerra booth by an opportunity to have their picture taken sitting on a Harley Davidson motorcycle wearing biking gear provided by the credit union. "It gave our staff an opportunity to share information about the many programs we have available to assist their clients in obtaining a mortgage for their new home," said John McCloy, Westerra's chief lending officer. Pictured here is Westerra Chairman Kathy Betts, trying out the cycle. (Photo provided by Westerra CU) … * RIVERSIDE, Calif. (4/28/08)--Altura CU's marketing efforts earned 17 awards for its print ads, e-newsletters, billboards, radio and TV spots and more. Altura and its subsidiary, Auto Expert, earned the awards from the Inland Empire Ad Club at its annual ADDY Awards. The program, sponsored by the American Advertising Federal, is the first of a three-tier national competitition. Inland Empire's competition received 455 entries …


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