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HARRISBURG, Pa. — As one of the first entities to bring trust services to credit unions back in the late 1990s, Sentry Trust Co. has changed hands several times. On Sept. 15, the trust firm was acquired by $3.3 billion Community Banks, Inc.’s subsidiary, CommunityBanks. This is the second time Chambersburg, Pa.-based Sentry has been acquired in two years. In March 2004, it was bought by Sun Bancorp, Inc. Six months later in October 2004, Sun Bancorp was acquired by Omega Financial Corp., a $2 billion financial holding company. With the latest acquisition, Sentry has become a part of CommunityBanks Trust & Asset Management, and will continue to operate as Sentry Trust Co. CommunityBanks operates 73 banking offices throughout central and eastern Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sentry’s CEO, Chuck Nelson, left the company in February, said David Poch, a spokesman for CommunityBanks. Poch said Sentry’s 10 employees will remain on staff.

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