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* CLINTON, Tenn. (8/15/11)--Shirley McKinney, 52, former manager of Clinton, Tenn.-based Anderson County Employees CU, was indicted last week by a grand jury on one charge of theft over $60,000 and four counts of forgery (The Oak Ridger Aug. 11). The credit union discovered between $100,000 and $200,000 missing during a routine audit on Jan. 19, 2010 (News Now Feb. 19, 2010). The credit union, which had $1.8 million at the time later merged into Knoxville Teachers FCU. According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, McKinney allegedly made unauthorized withdrawals from members' accounts … * TOPEKA, Kan. (8/15/11)--A running back for Topeka, Kan.-based Washburn University's football team has been charged with aggravated robbery of a Topeka branch of Envista CU at about 2:45 p.m. Tuesday (Capital-Journal Aug. 11). Vershon Darnell Moore, 20, was arrested about seven hours after the robbery. Also arrested was Tracie Lenae Bacon, 21, a credit union employee, who was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery. The robbery occurred while Bacon and another credit union employee were filling an ATM with cash. A while sports utility vehicle pulled up to the ATM and someone pointed a gun at them and demanded money. The employees got the vehicle's license number. Police said they recovered money and a gun. During his sophomore year in 2010, Moore was first team All-MIAA and led the conference in rushing with 1,007 yards … * BUFFALO, N.Y. (8/15/11)--Buffalo Service CU, a $39 million asset credit union based in Buffalo, N.Y., is seeking a community charter (Business First Aug. 12). The 78-year-old credit union--one of the oldest in Western New York--has applied to the New York State Banking Department to convert from an employer-based credit union to a community charter serving anyone who lives, works or worships in Erie County. The credit union expects approval to be granted within 30 days, the article said …


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