Neighbors of accused bank robber shocked

By Lakecia Shockley - bio | email
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HALLSVILLE, TX (KLTV) - Jennifer Moore, 35, of Hallsville, is in the Gregg County Jail, held on federal charges and accused of robbing the Texas National Bank in Bullard last week. But, it was not the crime, but what Moore reportedly did afterward that landed her in jail.

"I didn't know what to think," said Christy Lucas, who has lived next door to Moore for three years with her three children. "You just think a mother, a wife, and you just don't expect someone like that to be living next to you. Most of the neighbors are really still pretty much in shock about what has happened. They just seemed like a normal family. One neighbor said, 'Well, better a bank robber than a serial killer.'"

"I met her a couple of time but you never think you'd meet somebody that just robbed a bank," said Courtney Cuarisma, a neighbor.

Police say Moore made off with about $5,700. However, the teller also slipped in some marked bills. Behind on her rent, Moore reportedly gave those bills to her landlord, and authorities used the serial numbers to track her down.

"Robbing a bank would never cross our minds," said Lucas. "We would do whatever we would have to do to pay our bills but nothing to that extent."

And, after searching the home, police found several money straps with the tellers initials, bringing their hunt to an end, and putting Jennifer Moore in jail. A second charge has been brought against Moore in connection to the hand gun she's accused of having in her possession. As for her initial arrest, she was arrested on a warrant out of Marshall for forgery of a financial instrument.

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