Elderly Member Kidnapped AndRobbed

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INDEPENDECE, Mo. - (07/15/05) -- Two women were arrested here Tuesdayafter they allegedly kidnapped an 80-year-old member of UnitedConsumers CU on Monday, then forced him to take out a $5,000cashiers check. The two suspects, identified as Tammy Blake, 40,and Casundra McGill, 37, were each charged with first-degreerobbery, first-degree burglar, kidnapping and two counts of armedcriminal action. The two followed the man home Monday, where theyblindfolded him and tied him up. Later they took him to his creditunion and forced him to ask for a $5,000 cashiers check, policesaid. The women then drove the man around town to cash the checkthen released him unharmed. The suspects were traced by thedescription of their vehicle.

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