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CU System briefs (07/19/2010)
* CHICO, Calif. (7/20/10)--Chico, Calif., police have issued a health caution about a suspect in a robbery Tuesday at the Oroville branch of Yuba City-based Sierra Central CU who may present a health risk to law enforcement and the public. Laura Jane Murray, 48, has MRSA, an infectious disease resistant to medication, has open sores on her arms and is suspected of having a heroin addiction, said a police bulletin (ChicoER.com July 16). Murray reportedly told a friend she had robbed the credit union. She was picked up by police and the money returned to the credit union, but the county jail refused to incarcerate her because of the medical condition. She was taken to Oroville Hospital, but against medical advice left the hospital and allegedly robbed a bank, police said. She was still at large at press time ... * WASHINGTON (7/20/10)--Government Printing Office (GPO) FCU, based in Washington, D.C., announced that William Lewis, president/CEO, has left the $33 million asset credit union. The board named Marcia Dixon, a 16-year credit union veteran, as interim president/CEO. She served as loan manager for six years, a position she will continue to hold during the interim period. The board also engaged the services of Lindsay A. Alexander, management consultant and former CEO of NIH FCU, to assist staff and the board until a new CEO is named. She will focus on evaluating systems and processes for efficiency and best practices; managing investments and the asset liability management program; ensuring the credit union's compliance program is maintained in line with industry requirements, and ensuring the credit union remains aligned with its strategy of building trust while meeting diverse needs of its members ... * GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (7/20/10)--Don Mills, CEO of Alpena Alcona Area CU, Alpena, Mich., has been elected to the board of directors of CU*Answers, the Grand Rapids-based credit union service organization (CUSO). Alpena Alcona Area CU joined the CU*Answers network in 2005. He joins incumbents Vickie Schmitzer, Frankenmuth (Mich.) CU; Scott McFarland of Honor CU (formerly BTCU), St. Joseph, Mich.; Dave Wright, Services Center FCU, Lankton, S.D.; Jeff Jorgensen, Sioux Empire FCU, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Chris Butler, Community CU, Lacrosse, Wis.; and Dean Wilson, Focus CU, Wauwatosa, Wis. ...


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