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* SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (7/13/10)--Marin County FCU (MCFCU), San Rafael, Calif., has launched a “Good Plastic” campaign in which 1% of the credit union’s Visa credit card net income will be donated to three local nonprofit organizations. The three beneficiaries are Marin Community Food Bank, Marin Advocates for Children and the Marin Humane Society. “We’ve guaranteed each organization a minimum of $1,000, and we hope it will be even more,” said Elesja Ingwersen, MCFCU president/CEO. MCFCU has $48 million in assets ... * VERNON, Conn. (7/13/10)--It only took a jury an hour to convict a man accused of robbing Workers FCU, Stafford, Conn., according to The Hartford Courant (July 10). Kendall O. “Mad Max” Smith Sr. was convicted of first-degree robbery and conspiracy for a Jan. 23, 2008, robbery of the credit union. Smith and Antwan Byrd, 34, crashed into a utility pole after a police chase, and then ran from the vehicle. Smith escaped police, but Byrd was caught after trying to jump a fence. He had been carrying $128,000 in a duffle bag. Smith was arrested this year. Workers FCU as $24 million in assets ...


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