DOB: News Bulletin 2360 - May 15, 2009

The Department of Banking News Bulletin 

Bulletin # 2360
Week Ending May 15, 2009

This bulletin constitutes the only official notification you will receive from this office concerning any of the following applications. Any observations you may have are solicited. Any comments should be in writing to Howard F. Pitkin, Banking Commissioner, at the Connecticut Department of Banking, 260 Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT 06103-1800 or via E-mail. Written comments will be considered only if they are received within ten days from the date of this bulletin.

State Bank Activity
Section 36a-145 of the Connecticut General Statutes requires certain applications for a branch, or for a limited branch at which loans will be made, be accompanied by a plan detailing how adequate services to meet the banking needs of all community residents will be provided.  Plans are submitted when such applications are filed and are available for public inspection and comment at this Department for a period of 30 days.  Questions concerning branch activity should be directed to the Financial Institutions Division, (860) 240-8180.


Date Bank Location Activity
Thomaston Savings Bank
824 Highland Avenue
Waterbury, CT  06708
On May 13, 2009, pursuant to Section 36a-81 of the Connecticut General Statutes, New England Bank, formerly Valley Bank, requested approval to relocate its main office from Four Riverside Avenue, Bristol, to 855 Enfield Street, Enfield.
Check Cashing Service License Activity
Date Check Casher Location Activity
La Tienda Grocerty and Deli, LLC
49 South Street
Danbury, CT  06810
Broker-dealer Agent Registration Revoked
On May 15, 2009, the Banking Commissioner entered an Order revoking the agent registration of John D. Crooks of 26 Canterbury Turnpike, Norwich, Connecticut.  The respondent had been previously associated with GunnAllen Financial, Inc., a Connecticut-registered broker-dealer.
The revocation order had been preceded by an April 15, 2009 Notice of Intent to Revoke Registration as Agent alleging that, on February 24, 2009, in the Superior Court for the Judicial District of New London, the respondent pled nolo contendere to third degree larceny in violation of Section 53a-124 of the Connecticut General Statutes.  The respondent allegedly used his positions as treasurer of Veterans Memorial High Stakes Bingo, Inc. and of the Norwich Little League, Inc. to embezzle a total of $13,150 from both organizations.
The Commissioner found that the respondentís felony conviction supported revocation of the respondentís registration.  The respondent did not appear or contest the revocation proceeding.

       Dated:  Tuesday, May 19, 2009
       Howard F. Pitkin
       Banking Commissioner