Officials consider increasing security following board of education office robbery


by WHAS11

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 8 at 7:21 PM

BULLITT COUNTY, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A brazen theft has the Bullitt County Board of Education has it rethinking its security.

On January 3 a woman walked into the board offices, found an open office and stole credit cards out of an employee’s purse.

She did not go unnoticed however. The suspect signed in at the main desk, with a fake name. Eric Farris, attorney for the school board, who was in the building for a meeting, says she walked up to the second floor. Farris says she was stopped by another employee.

"She was also asked by another person in the hallway if she could be helped again. She indicated that she was looking for the restroom or something," Farris said.

Farris even passed the suspect in the hallway at some point.

"She didn't raise any flags that would make people say  wait what are you doing here? Not at all. In fact, she had a very nice smile," Farris said.

The victim, who did not want to go on camera, says the suspect entered her open office. The victim says the suspect then grabbed her purse under her desk, found her wallet, took a credit card and debit card, then returned the purse and wallet to its spot.

Police say she had a car running outside with a possible accomplice inside. She spent $570 at Class Act Consignment and  tried, but was denied a purchase of two kindle fires at Toys R Us on Shelbyville Road. Officials are now considering beefing up security at the board of education offices.

"The key is to make it accessible to the parents and employees that need to be in that building," Farris said.

The suspect is described as a black female, about 6 feet tall and 250 pounds and approximately 40-years-old.

If you have any information you are asked to call the Shepherdsville Police Dept at 502-921-1000