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* MOBILE, Ala. (8/30/11)--A newly pregnant woman who pleaded guilty to embezzling $135,000 from members' accounts at America's First FCU, Mobile, Ala., has received a sentence tailored to her pregnancy. Danielle Krystan Winkler, 29, was sentenced to four months in federal prison to start immediately so she will be out of prison by the time she gives birth (Mobile Press Register and Associated Press Newswires Aug. 28). Winkler pleaded guilty in April to the thefts through 164 withdrawals from members' accounts. She also was ordered to pay $5,000 to the credit union and $126,259 to the credit union's insurance company … * MADISON, Wis. (8/30/11)--CUNA Mutual Group has added to its lending compliance resources by hiring Anneke Diem as compliance manager, Lending Service Products. Diem will focus on lending and deposit laws and regulations, and the resulting compliance challenges facing credit unions. Most recently Diem served as an associate attorney in the Corporate Services Group of Quarles & Brady LLP, Chicago, where she worked with financial institutions on regulatory compliance issues, capital raising and strategic acquisitions and dispositions. She was named an Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star for each of the past three years … * HARRISBURG, Pa. (8/30/11)--Carol Humenick, senior vice president of Citadel FCU, Exton, Pa., died Saturday after a battle with cancer, reports the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (Life is a Highway Aug. 29). Humenick, 54, was former chairman of the Credit Union Executives Society Board of Directors and served on the board for nine years. In addition to her husband, Todd, she is survived by a sister, brother, and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Thursday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Lansdale, Pa. …


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