Bank-robbing baby sitter sentenced to 6 years

GREELEY, Colo. — A Severance woman pleaded guilty Friday to several charges related to robbing a bank with two children she was baby sitting in the vehicle.

Rachel Einspahr, 29, pleaded guilty to charges including theft, forgery and attempted robbery. She was sentenced to six years in prison and ordered to repay nearly $33,000 in restitution.

In May, Einspahr robbed the Colorado East Bank & Trust branch in Severance while in the drive-thru.

Witnesses said Einspahr drove up to a lane and put a note through the tube system that said, “Do not sound alarm. The man in the very back wants $100s and $50s. He has a gun on my kids.”

The teller gave her 20 $50 bills and Einspahr left the drive-thru. After viewing surveillance footage, police tracked Einspahr to a nearby park. She later admitted to authorities that she acted alone and said she needed $15,000 to pay for restitution in another pending case.

Friday’s plea agreement also settled a 2015 case against Einspahr, in which she stole more than $32,000 from her employer while working as the office manager.

“Bank robbers continue to amaze us in this line of work. They almost never get away, and they put lives in danger,” Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke said in a statement.

“In this case, the defendant not only jeopardized her own life, but also two small children she was baby sitting. This kind of behavior is completely unacceptable.”