Monday, August 6, 2012
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ALBANY, Ga. — A former Regions Bank employee has been arrested on theft charges after allegedly stealing $30,000 from the bank account of an elderly customer, police officials say.
Lt. Anita Allen with the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office said that the suspect — Susan Taylor, 40 — had been an employee of the bank for more than a year. The alleged theft is thought to have been ongoing since September 2011 until it was caught last month, police said.
In all, about $30,000 is believed to have been stolen, Allen said.
Taylor is a former branch team leader of the bank. The theft was uncovered after a family member of the victim — identified as Greta Rogers, 95 — inquired about her account and found suspicious activity, Allen said.
Taylor was arrested at 11:40 a.m. on Monday a.m. in Bainbridge and brought back to Albany. As of now, she is being charged with six felony counts and two misdemeanor counts of theft by taking, Allen said.
The theft remains under investigation. Allen said she could not say Monday afternoon whether this incident could be connected to any other cases.