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* INDIANAPOLIS (7/15/11)--An Indiana man, Leon Fuller, 24, was sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison for the Feb. 24, 2010, holdup of an Indianapolis branch of South Bend, Ind.-based Teachers CU. U.S. District Judge Larry McKinney sentenced Fuller to 130 months and ordered him to be placed on supervised release for five years. Fuller pleaded guilty to the armed bank robbery and brandishing a firearm. In the incident, he walked into the credit union, brandished a gun, and forced a member to walk with him to a teller counter. After obtaining cash from a teller, he fled on foot. Fuller was nabbed within hours of the robbery with a large amount of cash in his coat pocket and another $4,528 in his apartment (Indianapolis Star Tribune July 14) … * HARRISBURG, Pa. (7/15/11)--Mike Wishnow, association senior vice president, communications and marketing for the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA), has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Economic Education and Personal Finance Literacy Task Force. The nine-member group was selected by the Department of Banking and the Department of Education, said PCUA (Life is a Highway July 14). Required by law, the task force will assess the trends and needs in economic education and personal financial literacy; consider how funds are used to support these areas; and make recommendations to the governor and General Assembly on legislative or regulatory changes to improve the two areas … * SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. (7/15/11)--Carla Altepeter has been appointed president/CEO of Numerica CU, a $1.1 billion asset credit union based in Spokane Valley, Wash., effective Sept. 1. Altepeter is currently president/CEO of CitizensFirst CU, Oshkosh, Wis., a position she has held since 1992. She will succeed Dennis Cutter, who is retiring Aug. 31 after serving 40 years as the credit union's president/CEO. Altepeter serves on various local and national boards and committees. She serves as vice chair of the Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation board of directors and of the Wisconsin Credit Union Review Board. She is a past member of the Wisconsin Credit Union League Governmental Affairs Committee, a past board member of the Credit Union National Association, and board member and past chair of the Credit Union Executive Society …

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