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December 23, 1990
Signet Bank has promoted Cathy R. Fuchs to international banking officer in charge of overseeing telecommunications and automation activities.A resident of Ellicott City, Fuchs joined the bank in 1982 as a teller and advanced to collections specialist in the international banking division in 1983.Fuchs earned her bachelor's degree in Russian/German from James Madison University.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | December 17, 2002
J. Stevenson Peck, the amiable Baltimore banker, former chairman of the board of Signet Bank/Maryland and community leader, died of Alzheimer's disease yesterday at Keswick Multi-Care Center. The Ruxton resident was 79 and had retired as bank chairman in 1988. Born and raised in Wilmington, N.C., Mr. Peck earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina in 1943. He enlisted in the Navy that year and served during World War II in the Pacific, attaining the rank of lieutenant.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | December 17, 2002
J. Stevenson Peck, the amiable Baltimore banker, former chairman of the board of Signet Bank/Maryland and community leader, died of Alzheimer's disease yesterday at Keswick Multi-Care Center. The Ruxton resident was 79 and had retired as bank chairman in 1988. Born and raised in Wilmington, N.C., Mr. Peck earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina in 1943. He enlisted in the Navy that year and served during World War II in the Pacific, attaining the rank of lieutenant.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | July 18, 2001
Virginia W. Smith, retired chief executive officer and president of Union National Bank in Westminster, died Sunday of cancer at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. She was 51 and lived in Stevenson. Miss Smith, who was known as Jenny, headed the Carroll County bank for five years until retiring last year because of failing health. The bank, which has been a Westminster institution since its founding in 1816, is 21 years older than Carroll County. When appointed president of Union National in 1995, she was one of four women in the state to lead a bank.
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By Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN STAFF | January 13, 1998
A man armed with a handgun robbed a bank in Linthicum about 11 a.m. Friday, marking the county's third bank robbery this year, county police said.The man went into the Signet Bank branch in the 700 block of Hammonds Ferry Road, showed the gun and demanded money from a clerk, police said.The robber ran out of the bank with the money.Pub Date: 1/13/98
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January 19, 1994
The husband of a woman being held up at gunpoint near a Brooklyn Park bank Monday night scared the thief away empty-handed, county police said.Mazie Ann Nadwodny, 48, of Glen Burnie was using an automated teller machine about 8 p.m. at the Signet Bank near the 4100 block of Ritchie Highway when a man threatened her with a handgun and demanded money.Her husband's appearance surprised the would-be robber, police said, and scared him away. As the would-be robber ran off, he threw what turned out to be a pellet gun to the ground and headed east on Tungsten Street.
NEWS
March 21, 1997
A man armed with a long-barreled rifle robbed a Pasadena bank branch Wednesday of an undisclosed amount of money, county police said.The robber walked into the Signet Bank branch in the 8000 block of Ritchie Highway about 11: 30 a.m., pulled out the rifle and walked into the bank manager's office.Police said the robber forced the manager out to a teller's counter, demanded that the teller put money into a canvas bag and threatened to shoot the teller if she did not comply.After he got the cash, the man fled west on Jumpers Hole Mall parking lot. Police did not have a detailed description of him.Pub Date: 3/21/97
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By John Rivera C | July 9, 1991
A man who tried to rob a Baltimore County bank yesterday was foiled by an exploding dye pack but then robbed an Ellicott City bank half an hour later, before Howard County police arrested him.The police said Douglas Andrew Tully, 28, of Severna Park confessed to robbing those two banks, another Howard County bank Wednesday and another Baltimore County bank the previous Monday.A man fitting Mr. Tully's description entered the First National Bank in the Ingleside Shopping Center on Ingleside Avenue and Route 40 in Catonsville at 9:43 a.m. yesterday, handed a teller a note that said he was armed and demanded the money in her drawer, said Baltimore County police spokesman Jay Miller.
NEWS
April 12, 1996
Police have charged a Baltimore County teen-ager with robbing a Linthicum bank Wednesday.Bruce Wayne Setherley, 17, of the 1700 block of Carroll Ave. in Arbutus, was charged with robbery with a deadly weapon and assault with intent to murder. No bail information was available.Police said a man walked into the Signet Bank in the 700 block of Hammonds Ferry Road about 10: 45 a.m., walked over to a teller, pulled up his sweater and pointed to what he said was a gun.The man demanded cash and, when the teller complied, walked out of the bank and headed north on Nursery Road, police said.
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By Ross Hetrick and Ross Hetrick,Evening Sun Staff | January 9, 1991
William H. Cowie Jr., the president and chief executive officer of Signet Bank/Maryland, has announced that he will retire on April 18, the date of the annual meeting of the bank's parent company, Signet Banking Corp.He will be succeeded by Kenneth H. Trout, the current executive vice president in charge of the bank's commercial line of business.Cowie, 60, said he had long intended to retire at about this age and the move is not related to the downturn in the banking industry. "This is the time I wanted to retire.
NEWS
By From staff reports | February 10, 1998
TOWSON -- County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger has interviewed candidates to replace Camille B. Wheeler, the 19-year director of social services he forced to resign last week, Jane Sundius, chairman of the Social Service board of directors, told board members yesterday.Sundius said Ruppersberger told her at a meeting yesterday afternoon that he won't inform the board about the new director until his choice is cleared by state officials.Twenty-five county social workers attended the board meeting to submit petitions signed by more than 125 workers protesting the "short-sighted and politically motivated removal" of Wheeler.
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By Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN STAFF | January 23, 1998
Employees of the Signet Bank branch in Linthicum are getting good at being robbed.The bank in the 700 block of Hammonds Ferry Road has been hit at least three times in the past 10 months. Each time, FBI agents and county police have arrested suspects, which surpasses the federal agency's average of 70 percent.Last week, FBI agents charged Donald Joseph Scallio, 31, of the 3000 block of Freeway Road in Baltimore with the latest robbery at the bank. They said they were led to Scallio by an anonymous tipster who said he recognized a newspaper picture of the suspect.
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By Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN STAFF | January 13, 1998
A man armed with a handgun robbed a bank in Linthicum about 11 a.m. Friday, marking the county's third bank robbery this year, county police said.The man went into the Signet Bank branch in the 700 block of Hammonds Ferry Road, showed the gun and demanded money from a clerk, police said.The robber ran out of the bank with the money.Pub Date: 1/13/98
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By Michael S. Derby and Michael S. Derby,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | July 22, 1997
Baltimore County police were searching for a trio of bank robbers who cut their way through the roof of a Randallstown bank yesterday morning, robbed it and escaped on top of a truck with an undetermined amount of money.Police said the men, each armed with handguns and disguised by bandannas, entered Carrollton Bank in Liberty Plaza Mall about 9 a.m. through a hole they cut in the roof.They demanded money from the bank staff and fled through the hole. They climbed on top of a tractor-trailer parked next to the bank, which then drove away.
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By Bill Atkinson and Bill Atkinson,SUN STAFF | July 21, 1997
First Union Corp., the nation's sixth largest banking company, has agreed to buy Richmond-based Signet Banking Corp. for $3.3 billion, according to industry sources last night.Details of the merger, which would be one of the most expensive in banking history, were sketchy. But Signet, which has $12 billion in assets, has been struggling for more than a year and a half and just recently announced a company-wide restructuring.Executives of First Union could not be reached for comment. A spokesman for Signet declined to confirm or deny that a deal had been struck.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | June 7, 1997
RICHMOND, Va. -- Signet Banking Corp. has retained J. P. Morgan & Co. to manage the sale of 39 of the bank's 233 branches, a bank spokeswoman said yesterday.Signet announced a restructuring Tuesday that includes buying back 5 percent of the bank's stock, eliminating 1,135 jobs and selling some branches.Morgan, the nation's 11th largest money manager, will spend the next six to nine months preparing for the branch sale, said Kitty Griffith, a spokeswoman for the Richmond, Va.-based bank.The branches are in southwest and northern Virginia and along the Virginia and Maryland shores.
NEWS
June 30, 1991
Signet Bank has chosen Stephen D. Cree of Hampstead an assistant vice president in the equipment finance and leasing division, where he will work as a relationship manager for new and existing customers.He joins the bank after working for Information Processing Systems as a branch manager and American Finance Group as an account executive.Cree has a bachelor's degree in economics from Towson State University.Signet Bank, a full-service commercial bank, has more than 90 locations throughout central Maryland, the Eastern Shore and Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C.MANAGER IS CERTIFIEDDATELINE: ELDERSBURGEileen Johnson, manager of Singer Travel Agency, recently earned the professional designation of Certified Travel Counselor from the Institute of Certified Travel Agents, Wellesley, Mass.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | July 18, 2001
Virginia W. Smith, retired chief executive officer and president of Union National Bank in Westminster, died Sunday of cancer at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. She was 51 and lived in Stevenson. Miss Smith, who was known as Jenny, headed the Carroll County bank for five years until retiring last year because of failing health. The bank, which has been a Westminster institution since its founding in 1816, is 21 years older than Carroll County. When appointed president of Union National in 1995, she was one of four women in the state to lead a bank.
NEWS
By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | April 8, 1997
*TC Bank robbers usually take the money and run.But yesterday a suspect in a robbery took time to count the cash and was arrested inside the bank.Detective George Jennings of the robbery squad said Officer Ty Crane was on foot patrol in the 1700 block of N. Charles St. about 1 p.m. when he received a description of a man who was robbing the Signet Bank in the 1200 block of Charles.Crane hurriedly walked to the bank, entered and saw several employees pointing to a man, who fit the robber's description and was counting cash near a teller's station, Jennings said.
NEWS
March 21, 1997
A man armed with a long-barreled rifle robbed a Pasadena bank branch Wednesday of an undisclosed amount of money, county police said.The robber walked into the Signet Bank branch in the 8000 block of Ritchie Highway about 11: 30 a.m., pulled out the rifle and walked into the bank manager's office.Police said the robber forced the manager out to a teller's counter, demanded that the teller put money into a canvas bag and threatened to shoot the teller if she did not comply.After he got the cash, the man fled west on Jumpers Hole Mall parking lot. Police did not have a detailed description of him.Pub Date: 3/21/97
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