Two Plead Guilty To ATMThefts

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GROVES, Texas - (01/19/05) -- Two local men agreed to plead guiltyto pilfering credit union ATMs holding almost $115,000 in cash intwo different incidents last year. The two were arrested last Juneafter one of them was caught transporting an ATM from GulfEmployees CU in Beaumont on the back of a flatbed trailer. The two,identified as Donald Pifer, Jr., 30, and Charles Cody, 32, had alsostolen an ATM from Texaco Comunity FCU in Port Arthur the monthbefore. That cash machine was found floating in a canal nearHighway 73 with $54,000 missing. The two men, each convicted on twocounts of theft, face up to 10 years in jail when they aresentenced.

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