Inside Job: Teller Allegedly Planned $150,000 CU Heist
VICTORVILLE, Calif. – FBI agents swarmed a local home and arrested a suspect for his role in a 2007 robbery of $150,000 at a Credit Union of Southern California branch that was orchestrated with help from a credit union employee.
Karon Bowser, 28, was arrested at a home in Victorville on Tuesday morning, and Sheryl Alexander, a former teller at the credit union, also was picked up, according to the FBI. The two worked together to plan and to commit the robbery and split the money.
Alexander even ordered extra cash for the branch so that, on the day of the planned robbery, there would be more money in the credit union than usual, according to court documents.
Bowser allegedly entered the credit union alone on Jan. 5, 2007, brandished a weapon, threatened employees and members and made off with more than $150,000 from the vault and ATM canisters.