Archive Links

Consumer Archive
CU System Archive
Market Archive
Products Archive
Washington Archive
150x172_CUEffect.jpg
Contacts
LISA MCCUEVICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
MICHELLE WILLITSManaging Editor
RON JOOSSASSISTANT EDITOR
ALEX MCVEIGHSTAFF NEWSWRITER
TOM SAKASHSTAFF NEWSWRITER

News Now

CU System
Pennsylvania governor signs robbery law
HARRISBURG, Pa. (3/19/10)--Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell has signed a law that establishes robbery of a financial institution as a second degree felony regardless of the method used to commit the robbery. The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA) supported the measure, which was introduced each session since 2005 by state Sen. Mike Waugh (R-York) (Life is a Highway March 18). Bank robbers often make threats verbally or with notes under the assumption that their crime will be considered less severe without a weapon, Waugh said. The new legislation's goal is to deter bank robberies. PCUA applauded the General Assembly and the governor's actions, saying that many credit unions throughout the state have experienced an increase in robberies. "Bank crime [experts list] Pennsylvania as third behind California and Texas in the number of bank robbery occurrences," said Christina Mihalik, vice president of governmental affairs. "Increasing state penalties for this crime will work to make financial institutions a safer place for customers and employees and their communities."
Other Resources

RSS





print
News Now LiveWire
Better economic & #CU conditions,leading to higher rates in '15,'16, will boost CU earnings, asset quality,capital http://t.co/rmJvi3MIpQ
10 hours ago
RT @CUNA: Today is the first day of #CUYouthMonth How is your #creditunion celebrating?
14 hours ago
New @FICO score metric expected this week, will include utility payments http://t.co/l0hGhilMqQ
15 hours ago
.@TheNCUA increased supplier diversity in 2014 by 49%, although NCUA’s workforce diversity levels declined slightly.
15 hours ago
Also from FFIEC today, council announces reappointments of Mary Hughes and Lauren Kingry to its State Liaison Committee. 2of2
15 hours ago