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Prohibition Orders Published ALEXANDRIA, Va.-NCUA has issued a prohibition order against Amy Shufelt-Cure, a former employee of Columbia Greene FCU, Hudson, N.Y., was convicted of petit larceny. Shufelt-Cure was sentenced to probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $29,160.69.

Councils Surpass 5,000 Members MADISON, Wis.-The CUNA Councils announced they have now surpassed more than 5,000 total members. To mark the milestone, through August 31, CU execs can join the Councils at a special rate, while current members can submit a story about what membership means to them and be entered in a drawing to win a grand prize of $5,000, plus other gifts.

CU Bucks Hiring Trend LINTHICUM, Md.-SECU here is reporting that while unemployment remains a problem nationally, it continues to hire, having recently opened several new branches and adding numerous employees ranging from tellers to fraud investigation to senior management positions. "With more people recognizing that SECU offers a different direction and a better way of managing their finances, we have continued to grow in order to better meet the needs our growing customer base," said CEO Rod Staatz.

CU Lobby For Muni Deposits HIGHTSTOWN, N.J.-The New Jersey Credit Union League has launched the second phase of a postcard campaign lobbying Gov. Chris Christie to sign a bill that would allow the deposit of public funds at credit unions.The bill has passed both houses of the state legislature and is only waiting for the governor to sign it into law, the league said, but faces opposition from the state Department of Banking & Insurance, as well as the banking lobby.The league is activating the CU grassroots with a goal of sending 5,000 pre-addressed postcards to the governor's office asking Christie to "Let Credit Unions Help Lower Property Taxes."The postcards are part of an overall effort on this issue by the league, including radio spots, two CU days at the State House and a previous set of postcards that were sent to legislators.

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