Checking Scofflaws Get Reprieve InIndiana

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INDIANAPOLIS - (12/06/05) -- A second-chance program for checkingaccount scofflaws has expanded into Indiana, where credit union andbanks are inviting consumers with poor records on bounced checks to'Get Checking.' The program, which was first introduced by theUniversity of Wisconsin and several Wisconsin credit unions andbanks last year, allows scofflaws a chance to be removed from thenational ChexSystem register by taking a six-hour class onfinancial management. Once any restitution is paid, participantsmay open a checking account at a participating institution. Amongthe Indiana participants are: Clarion FCU, Community Choice FCU,Financial Center FCU and Forum CU.

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