Archive for Thursday, October 6, 2005

ATM theft still a mystery

October 6, 2005

Today marks eight months since money was found missing from an automated teller machine in Basehor, and authorities still have made no arrests in the case.

"There is no resolution yet," said Jilinda White, executive vice president at First State Bank and Trust.

On Feb. 6, Basehor First State Bank and Trust employees found money missing from an ATM outside the bank. Bank officials have not released the amount of money that was stolen.

Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which investigates cases in which federally insured money is stolen, and officers from the Basehor police department continue a probe into the missing money.

Basehor officers directed inquiries to the FBI and agents there indicated they could not comment because the investigation is ongoing.

In June, First State Bank and Trust officials, in conjunction with the Kansas Bankers Association, offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension and indictment of people responsible for the ATM burglary.

None of the reward money has been distributed, White said.

"The reward is still being offered and we do continue to work with the authorities," White said. She added, "If anyone has any information at all, we would love for them to contact the FBI or the Basehor police."

Anyone with information about the ATM theft is asked to contact the FBI at (800) 221-6100 or the Basehor police department at (913) 724-1370, extension 25.

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