Jystin Obert Pleads Guilty To Grand Larceny
A former armored security employee, has admitted to taking money from bags that were supposed to be delivered to a bank.
Twenty-three year old Jystin Obert has pleaded guilty to one charge of grand larceny.
Investigators with the Casper Police Department say in middle June, Obert and some co-workers dropped off some bank bags at a bank, and it was discovered that there was a tear in one of bags, large enough for someone to fit their hand inside.
Obert originally said during a bank drop, two of bags got stuck together, and then one fell to the ground, causing a tear in the other one.
A bank teller said about $6,500 was missing from the bag.
Investigators first checked to make sure nothing had happened, when the bag was first picked up from a business, to be taken to the bank.
When interviewed by police, Obert admitted to taking the money, which he used for a number of reasons.
As part of a plea deal, prosecutors will seek first time offenders status for Obert, which means if he completes a three-to-five year probation term, the guilty plea will be cleared from his record.
However, prosecutors might back out of the deal, when Obert's pre-sentence investigation report is completed, and if that happens, Obert has the right to withdraw his guilty plea.
Obert is being held on $10,000 bond awaiting trial, and could face up to 10 years in prison, if convicted.