Police: Woman robs bank after giving teller her name

Published: Dec. 17, 2013 at 2:01 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 16, 2014 at 9:02 AM EST
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Tara Jean Vaughn
Tara Jean Vaughn

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - Police in Salisbury say a woman robbed the Wood Forest Bank inside Walmart where she has an account, and it was all caught on video.

Tara Jean Vaughn, 41, was arrested at about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. She is charged with armed robbery and is being held on a $50,000 bond.

According to the police report, Vaughn went to the bank around 8:30 a.m. Monday, but it wasn't open yet.

The report states Vaughn returned to the bank at about 5 p.m. and asked the teller about getting starter checks. As the teller was talking, the report says Vaughn said, "I don't want to do this but give me your money. I have a gun but I don't want to shoot you" and placed her purse on the counter, telling him to hurry up.

According to the report, some money was put into Vaughn's purse and she walked to the grocery store side of Walmart and left. She never showed the gun she mentioned.

Police say Vaughn gave the teller her name when she entered the bank, and she has an account with the bank.

WBTV is working to obtain the video of the robbery.

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