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The Associated Press

BELLEVUE, Wash. – Coinstar Inc., which makes coin-counting machines and offers money-transfer services, said Wednesday that J. Scott Di Valerio will become its new chief financial officer March 2.

Di Valerio, 47, joined the company Tuesday and will assume full CFO responsibilities after a transition period. He previously ran the Americas division for computer maker , and is a former accounting chief at Microsoft Corp.

Coinstar has not had a full-time CFO since John Harvey resigned Nov. 9. The company announced in October that Harvey was leaving to spend more time with his family.