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After taking approximately $30K from 7 senior citizens, a former employee of Simmons Bank accused of crimes



Little Rock, Arkansas – After allegations were made by prosecutors that a former employee of Simmons Bank took approximately $30,000 from seven elderly customers, the employee was charged with multiple counts of theft and fraud.

A court has decided that there is sufficient evidence to indict Susan E. Ross, 37, of Mountain View on 29 charges of non-financial identity fraud as well as seven counts of theft of property.

According to the records filed in the case, one of the victims called Simmons Bank on October 14, 2022, complaining about fraudulent withdrawals from her account. This prompted the bank to launch an internal inquiry.

According to the affidavit, the investigation found that Ross, who started working for the company on August 30, 2021, and quit on October 6, 2022, made “unauthorized cash withdrawals on multiple customer accounts,” totaling $28,120. This was discovered after Ross was employed on August 30, 2021.

The ages of the victims ranged from 80 to 93, with one of the patients being described as having passed away.

According to the records filed in the case, “the targeted accounts were those with high balances that were held by elderly individuals who typically did not check their accounts as frequently.”

According to the prosecution, when investigators looked at video of several of the transactions, they noticed that none of the victims were present when the transactions took place.

According to the affidavit, the bank got in touch with all of the victims and made the necessary adjustments to their accounts.

According to the records filed in court, “some of the account holders closed their accounts following the theft and repayment,” which resulted in the bank losing a number of customers.

On Thursday, July 13, she was brought into custody after a judge issued a warrant for her arrest, which had been issued earlier. After being held for an hour, she was eventually freed after posting a $25,000 bond.

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