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CU System briefs (11/23/2011)
  • DANVILLE, Pa. (11/28/11)--Danville, Pa., police are crediting an employee of Service 1st FCU with stopping a forgery scheme after the teller notified a Danville woman that the woman's son was making suspicious transactions (The Danville News Nov. 22). Bradley S. Olson, 20, has been charged with 40 counts, including forging 20 checks from his mother, Gloria Olson, 10 counts of theft by deception and 10 counts of receiving stolen property.  Gloria Olson told police her son stole a book of about 25 checks and forged her signature. The checks were drawn on her account at M-C FCU in Danville.  The Service lst teller became suspicious when Bradley Olson allegedly brought in two checks totaling $500. The teller called his mother to ask if the transactions were legitimate and she discovered a checkbook was missing …
  • WOODBURY, Minn. (11/28/11)--Postal CU, based in Woodbury, Minn., is giving away $1,000 a week in cash prizes through the end of 2011 to members who use their debit cards. Each time members use their PCU Cash & Check Card for purchases until Dec. 31, they will earn a chance to win one of the credit union's weekly $1,000 random drawings. Members can earn 100 bonus entries when they make 25 or more purchases a week with the card.  "This debit card promotion is designed to thank and encourage members to use their cards without penalizing them for doing so," said PCU President Russ Plunkett …
  • HARRISBURG, Pa. (11/28/11)--Pennsylvania's credit union leaders met with U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta (center)  (R-Pa.) on Nov. 21 at his Hazleton, Pa., district office, according to the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA) (Life is a Highway Nov. 22). The purpose of the meeting was to familiarize Barletta with credit unions. The group discussed the cost of regulations, small business lending, financial education and payday lending concerns in the area.  Barletta shared his concerns about the economy, the national debt and the district.  Those attending were from Choice One Community FCU, Cross Valley FCU, P.G.&W. Employees FCU, and People's Choice FCU. Christina Mihalik of PCUA also attended.  (Photo provided by the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association) …


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