Mississippi CU Staffer Arrested in Robbery
An employee of Members Exchange Credit Union was arrested this week and charged with conspiracy to commit bank robbery – one day after the $84 million institution in Ridgeland, Miss., was robbed, according to police reports.
Olivia Walker, 31, of Pearl, Miss., was arrested Wednesday and is being held without bond, according to the Madison County Sheriff's Department;s website.
She is a member services representative at Members Exchange, according to the 15,000-member credit union’s Facebook page.
Walker was charged in connection with a robbery that occurred Tuesday at the credit union’s branch at 107 Marketridge Drive in Ridgeland, police said.
A Ridgeland Police Department spokesperson said the robbery is under investigation.
On Wednesday, police released surveillance video showing a man dressed in black entering Members Exchange through an employee door. The credit union was closed, but employees were finishing daily tasks.
Two female employees told police that the man was hiding in the vault area when they entered to close up. He knocked them to the ground, grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash and locked the employees in the vault, according to local media reports.
A 911 dispatcher received a call at about 6 p.m. reporting the robbery, the reports said.