SEVERANCE, Colo. (AP/CBS4) — A Colorado woman is accused of taking two children she was babysitting to a bank robbery.

The Weld County Sheriff’s Office says 28-year-old Rachel Einspahr went through the drive through of a bank in Severance with the two children on Friday. She allegedly sent a note through the vacuum tube saying that there was a man in her car who wanted money and was threatening to hurt her children. Investigators say the teller at the Colorado East Bank & Trust in Severance gave her $500.

According to court documents released on Monday, the note said, “Do not sound alarm, the man in the very back wants $100s and $50s … no dye packs or trackers … he has gun on my kids.”

Rachel Einspahr (credit: Weld County)

Rachel Einspahr (credit: Weld County)

Deputies were quickly able to catch up to Einspahr. Sheriff’s office spokesman Matt Turner says there wasn’t a man in the car with them.

The children were interviewed by deputies and told them they remembered going to the bank and then going to the park with their babysitter. The children weren’t harmed.


According to court documents, Einspahr admitted to the bank robbery and told investigators she needed the money to pay restitution in another theft case in which she has been charged.

Court documents say Einspahr has more than 30 theft and forgery charges in an Evans case. She now faces a robbery charge and two counts of child abuse.

Einspahr was being held at the Weld County Jail Monday but hasn’t been formally charged. It’s not clear if she has a lawyer yet.

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