Part Time Bank Teller Got Away With Stealing $80,000 Before Getting Caught

· February 7, 2012

A part-time teller at a Delaware County bank is accused of stealing about $80,000 from customers and the bank itself, according to the Delaware County Times.

She allegedly used the stolen cash, to buy clothes, pay bills, gamble and even gave some of it away, DelcoTimes.com reports.

Sarah Simms of the 4000 block of Parkside Road in Philadelphia faces 22 charges ranging from forgery to ID theft, according to court records.

Simms, 22, was working part time at the Citizens Bank in the Bond Shopping Center on Lansdowne Avenue in Drexel Hill and allegedly used that position to steal from at least four customers, reports the Times.

Bank security notified Upper Darby Police of an investigation last month that showed thefts ranging from $3,000 to $8,000 a pop, police said.

“The red flag was raised when three customers notified the bank of unauthorized withdrawals in January,” Upper Darby police Superintendent Michael Chitwood told the Delaware County Times. “She only worked part-time, but that’s a lot of money in a short period of time. Thank God, they found out when they did. At the rate she was going, she would have taken $1 million. I don’t think we got any money back.”

Simms allegedly told detectives that she victimized four different people for $70,000 and admitted, then recanted, taking about $6,000 from a cash drawer, the Times reports.

Police also were investigating why Simms was hired to work at the bank considering she was accused of theft and forgery last year. Those charges were eventually withdrawn, according to court papers.Simms was jailed over the weekend after failing to post $250,000 cash bail, reports the Times.

She risked getting locked up to buy clothes, pay bills, gamble and to give money away? Sounds like she needed another part time job or a job paying more.

  • queso BP.1

    Smh just stupid..

  • S.W.ATL MADE

    She could’ve went up to ny and been a stripper lol

    • queso BP.1

      @ SWATL ..LMAO …..awww that ain’t right man.

  • jfizzle

    This broad look like she should work at a grocery store, or a gas station not a bank.

    • BigBlackDude

      She looks different when her weave is did up and she has that face paint on!

  • presto 2.0

    …alotta ppl arent built to work around money…the temptation is toooo great dealing wit the “root of all” in large amounts…and many of you reading couldnt do it neither…cause the thought of getting caught is the only reason SOME dont do certain things….so prest wont throw no stones at ma…but not justifying her stupidity!

    …”if the only reason you dont do something wrong…is gettin caught…your heart is no better than the person doing it”…cheating,stealing or whatever else…jus me

    • MoorFedayeen

      For years I counted and worked around others money. It’s just feels good to do the right thing and makes me feel like a man when I make an honest dollar and ppl depend on me. They’re gonna fry her black ass. Just stupid

  • maria

    I knew her she def looks different in the pick. These mug shots make u look crazy and sleep deprived. She is not bulit to work around money she loves it way too much. I tried to tell her that stealing is not worth the out come she didn’t listen smh look wut happens when u don’t take advice. I’m praying for her.