Two women arrested in bank robbery

Published 3:33 pm Thursday, September 4, 2008

By Teresa Moore

The Ironton Tribune

Two women are behind bars, accused of stealing money from the bank they were supposed to clean.

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Tia Moore, 25, of 82 Private Drive 2780, Ironton, and Christina Emery, 27, of Ashland, Ky., were each charged with vandalism and theft and taken to the Lawrence County Jail.

Ironton Police Chief Jim Carey said an alarm at the National City Bank was activated about 10:20 p.m. Tuesday night. When officers went to the bank they found two women sitting in a car wearing Dirt Busters T-shirts.

Carey said when officers notified bank officials about the incident, they were told no one should have been in the bank at that time. When officers began to investigate, they found cash.

“The women had broken into some of the drawers and took the money,” Carey said.

Both women are employed with Dirt Busters Services of Huntington, W.Va.

Rod Depriest, bank branch manager declined to comment on the matter, citing security issues.

John Perry, manager of Dirt Busters, said both women had worked for his agency a year and a half and had never posed any problems. He said to his knowledge, neither had felony records.

“We will cooperate fully to make sure they are prosecuted,” Perry said. “This is an unfortunate incident.”