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* HARRISBURG, Pa. (12/8/10)--Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA) President/CEO Jim McCormack was recognized for his years of service on the PASAE board of directors (Life is a Highway Dec. 7). PASAE, headquartered in Harrisburg, was founded as the Pennsylvania Society of Association Executives and serves more than 500 association and business professionals to advance the association management community in the state. PASAE Chair Daniel Tunnell presented McCormack with an engraved silver clock. McCormack has been a member of PASAE since 1981. He was elected to the board in 2005 and served as board chair in 2009 and as immediate past chair in 2010 … * ASBURY PARK, N.J. (12/8/10)--Steve L. Baker, 40, of Camden County, N.J., was sentenced to more than 64 years in prison for three financial institution robberies in Ocean and Monmount counties. Baker had been convicted in August of six counts in the armed robberies of the Investor Savings Bank, Lakewood, on Sept. 24, 2009; the PNC Bank in Brick on Nov. 9, 2009; and the First Atlantic FCU in Neptune on Jan. 13. He was also convicted of using a firearm during each robbery. Baker was ordered to pay $145,111 in restitution to the financial institutions. A co-defendant, Deshawn Clayton, 33, of Ocean Grove, pleaded guilty to the credit union armed robbery and was to be sentenced Tuesday. During the robberies, Clayton would vault the teller counters and loot money from drawers while Baker stayed in the lobbies and threatened the employees by saying, "It's not your money, it ain't worth dying for" (Asbury Park Press Dec. 6) … * CLACKAMAS, Ore. (12/8/10)--Two women were arrested 20 minutes after a robbery at Rivermark Community CU Monday in Clackamas, Ore., near Portland. Brittney Ann Sykes, 23, and Emma Westhusing, 19, were taken into custody after investigators surrounded a home. The robbery occurred when a woman entered the credit union branch at about 5 p.m. and demanded cash, then left with an undisclosed amount (Associated Press Newswires Dec. &7) …


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