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Fultondale Woman Indicted For Stealing $47,000 From ATMs

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Alabama

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury today indicted a former ATM service technician for stealing $47,000 from ATMs around the Birmingham metropolitan area, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and U.S. Secret Service Acting Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey L. Anderson.

The indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges KELLY FUCHS, 26, with eight counts of bank larceny for stealing from various automated teller machines between July 2012 and February 2013. Fuchs was employed with Loomis armored-car service as an ATM service technician during that time.

“When people are hired into positions of trust and abuse that position to steal from our financial institutions, it undermines our country’s financial system,” Vance said. “Criminals who do this can expect to be punished with the full force of the law.”

According to the indictment, Fuchs stole eight times from ATMs at seven locations over about seven months. The ATM locations and the amount stolen were: Children’s of Alabama, $6,000; Children’s of Alabama, $5,000; Montclair Road, Birmingham, $10,000; Medical Center East, $4,000; Culver Road, Mountain Brook, $10,000; Odum Road, Gardendale, $6,000; Martin Street, Pell City, $2,000; and Ashville Road, Leeds, $4,000.

The maximum sentence for bank larceny is 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The U.S. Secret Service and the Birmingham Police Department investigated this case, which Assistant U.S. Attorney Davis A. Barlow is prosecuting.

Members of the public are reminded that the indictment contains only charges. A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges and it will be the government’s burden to prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.

Updated March 19, 2015