Fox Robs The CU Hen House

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An off-duty police officer who was working as a security guard at Michiana CU was fired last week after he confessed to stealing $1,000 while he was helping the branch manager count out cash at the end of the day. Cpl. Dean Crane and several other off-duty officers had been hired at Michiana CU because of security concerns raised by employees following a May 17 armed robbery at the credit union. "However, bank officials did not count on the fox guarding the hen house," a prosecutor said of Crane. Crane resigned from the force and was charged with theft, after he confessed and returned the stolen cash. Michiana CU operates as a subsidiary of Bayer FCU, which acquired it in a merger three years ago.

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