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SPIRE Receives National Recognition for Combating Financial Crimes

December 11, 2018
SPIRE Receives National Recognition for Combating Financial Crimes

SPIRE Credit Union has been honored with a Certificate of Appreciation from the United States Attorney’s Office and Department of Justice, recognizing its exemplary efforts to collaborate with law enforcement on combating financial crimes.

The award was presented at a regional Bank Secrecy Act Conference held at the Minneapolis Federal Reserve.  Attendees represented law enforcement agencies and financial institutions.  SPIRE was one of only four financial institutions in the Midwest recognized by the United States Attorney’s Office.

Accomplishments that contributed to SPIRE receiving the award include going above and beyond what is expected for relationship-building with law enforcement, as well as robust anti-money laundering policies and procedures. SPIRE regularly collaborates on financial crimes cases, working with both local and national agencies, including: the Internal Revenue Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice, United States Attorney’s Office and local police departments.

"This award is not easily obtained.  The U.S. Attorney’s office doesn’t present awards like this annually, which makes this a huge honor for SPIRE,” says Shannon Barrett, SPIRE’s Financial Crimes & Fraud Manager. 

“Our financial crimes and fraud prevention team is top-notch,” said Dan Stoltz, SPIRE President/CEO. “It’s so gratifying to see their diligence rewarded and applauded!”

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