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CU System briefs (12/07/2011)
  • GREENVILLE, Tenn. (12/8/11)--An Indiana man who was nabbed in Missouri in 2009 after his picture was plastered on electronic billboards across the South (Washington Post and WBIR.com Dec. 6) was sentenced to 26 life sentences for his role in 13 robberies in six states. Chad Schaffner, 39, of Indianapolis, was sentenced in a U.S. District Court in Tennessee for the robbery spree, which lasted four months and included 11 banks, one credit union and one retail store. The robberies occurred in Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky, South Carolina, Indiana and Illinois. Fourteen of the sentences are to run in a row. Schaffner's girlfriend, Linda Christina Davis, was sentenced in January to 27 months in prison as an accessory after the fact in two Tennessee robberies. She allegedly allowed Schaffner to use her car and rented motel rooms in various states to help hide him (PRNewswire Dec. 17, 2009) …
  • MADISON, Wis. (12/8/11)--A would-be robber who presented a note demanding money to a teller at Summit CU in Madison, Wis., Friday, fled without the money after the teller dropped the note. The incident occurred at 12:43 p.m.  According to a press release from Madison Police, the teller wasn't sure at first what he had been handed because he accidentally dropped the slip of paper. He bent over to pick it up and saw it was some sort of robbery note, said police spokesman Joel DeSpain (Madison.com Dec.5). When the teller straightened up, the suspect was walking out the door. No weapon was shown …


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