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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Alabama

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Fultondale Woman Pleads Guilty To Stealing From ATMs She Serviced

BIRMINGHAM – A Fultondale woman pleaded guilty today in federal court to stealing money from an ATM at Children’s of Alabama while she worked as an ATM service technician, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and U.S. Secret Service Acting Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey L. Anderson.

KELLY FUCHS, 26, entered her plea to bank larceny before U.S. District Judge Karon O. Bowdre. Fuchs was employed with Loomis armored-car service as an ATM service technician between late 2012 and early 2013 when she stole from ATMs around the Birmingham metro area, according to court documents.

As part of her plea agreement with the government, Fuchs consents to forfeit $47,000 to the government as proceeds of illegal activity, and to pay $47,000 in restitution to Loomis Armored.

According to the indictment and plea agreement, Fuchs stole from eight ATMs. 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.

Updated March 19, 2015