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Babysitter allegedly took kids to bank robbery

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Posted at 2:03 PM, May 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-16 16:03:28-04

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.

Sheriff's office spokesman Matt Turner says there wasn't a man in the car with them.

"Investigators discovered that Einspahr was a local babysitter; the two children she was employed to babysit were in the vehicle with her at the time of the incident," the Weld County Sheriff's office said in a news release.

Einspahr was arrested on suspicion of robbery and child abuse.

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