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CU System briefs (11/30/2008)
* AKRON, Ohio (12/1/08)--A man who handed a teller at TeleCommunity CU a note saying his child was being held hostage by someone outside a medical center in Brecksville, Ohio, likely used the hoax to throw authorities off his trail, said Bath Township police. The unarmed man walked away from the Akron-based credit union with an undisclosed amount. His note had said the child would be killed if he didn't return and give money to the kidnapper. Police spotted the suspect later headed in the opposite direction but could not turn around to give chase because of snow conditions. "We are confident at this point that there was no kidnapping and no hostage," said Police Chief Michael McNeely. The incident occurred at 11:17 a.m. Tuesday (Akron Beacon-Journal Nov. 25 and Nov. 26) … * ROANOKE, Va. (12/1/08)--A woman who received an insurance settlement and cashed it at the insurance company's bank--Bank of America--was told that one of the bills she got at the bank was a counterfeit bill. The bogus bill was discovered when she went to her credit union, Roanoke Valley FCU, to convert the cash to a cashier's check to pay for a new vehicle. A credit union teller swiped each bill with a counterfeit-detecting pen, which flagged a $100 bill. The pen works by making a dark mark on bad bills and leaves no line when a bill is good. In 2005, nearly one in every 10,000 bills handled by U.S. commercial banks turned out to be bogus, says the U.S. Treasury (The Roanoke Times Nov. 26) …


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