Bank officials and police believe that a teller made a brazen theft and then invited quick suspicion by simply refusing to show up for work again.
At 12:34 p.m. Friday, police went to the branch at , 6700 W. State St., to investigate a report from a bank officer that an employee had stolen $2,500 from the branch office.
The employee had not shown up for work the day before, and another employee who stopped at her home was told she wouldn’t be going in. The branch manager became suspicious and checked into her activity Wednesday.
The suspect was seen on video just after her shift ended going to her computer terminal and making some kind of after-hours entry. A check of the computer showed she had made a fraudulent electronic deposit into an account in her sister’s name, without depositing any cash or checks of her own.
She then went immediately to the branch’s own ATM and withdrew $500 from the account. Records showed she later made withdrawals from other Guaranty Bank locations on the account for at least $1,900 more.
Officers turned the investigation over to detectives, who are seeking a 32-year-old Milwaukee woman.