There are dumb ways and smart ways to steal from creditunions.

The dumb way is what most credit unions spend most of their timethinking about preventing, that is, the old-fashioned Bonnie andClyde stick up, with guns a-waving, maybe a shot in the ceiling forpunctuation.

The latest FBI bank crime statistical report – covering 2011 – shows there were 5,014 bank and creditunion robberies. Loot was taken in 4,534 cases, meaning that in 11%of cases the perpetrator walked out the door empty handed.

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