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CU System briefs (08/03/2012)
  • BENSENVILLE, Ill. (8/6/12)--An Illinois woman was  indicted Tuesday in a $200,000 theft from her former employer, the Bensenville (Ill.) Community CU. Desiree Cortes, 31, of Bensenville, is charged with five counts of misappropriation of financial institution property and one count each of theft and continuing a financial crimes enterprise (Chicago Daily Herald Aug. 2). Cortes is accused of secretly opening five unauthorized credit card accounts at the credit union, where she worked in mortgages, and accumulating $194,000 in debt from May 2008 and December. She allegedly concealed the thefts by manipulating the credit union's computer system. Her arraignment is scheduled for today …
  • WILMINGTON, Del. (8/6/12)--Theodore Gray, 55, was arrested July 26 in connection with a July 25 robbery at the Wilmington, Del., branch of Dover-based Del-One FCU. He was charged with second-degree robbery. The incident occurred at about 11:20 a.m. when a man walked up to a teller with a note demanding money, was handed $100, and fled the credit union (The News Journal July 26). No one was physically injured in the robbery, according to the Delaware Credit Union League (Together July 31) …
  • BABYLON, N.Y. (8/6/12)--Bryan Fuge, 30, of Yaphank, N.Y., was arrested and charged by Suffolk County Police with robbing the West Babylon branch of Medford, N.Y.-based Suffolk FCU on June 22. Fuge is charged with third degree robbery. He is accused of entering the credit union, handing a teller a note demanding money, and fleeing the building with the money (Associated Press via The Wall Street Journal Aug. 3) …


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