• City worker accused of robbing bank in Quincy


    BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A woman who works for Boston's Inspectional Services Department who is accused of robbing two banks in Quincy had recently been promoted.

    Police believe the woman, Susan Coppinger, a 47-year-old Dorchester resident, robbed the same Santander Bank branch on Beale Street three days apart in November making off with $2,140 total.

    She allegedly passed a note to the bank teller that read "I am desperate," the Boston Herald reported.

    Quincy police arrested Coppinger in December, and was released on $1,00 bail.

    On January 11, she was promoted from typist to code enforcer, a jump in salary from $29,273 to $38,881, the Herald reports.

    She was back in court March 12 for probable cause hearing on  unarmed robbery larceny charges.

    Coppinger was placed on paid administrative leave from the Inspectional Services Department in late March, and a hearing regarding her employment status is scheduled for later this week, though a spokeswoman for Mayor Walsh did not state when the city learned of the charges against Coppinger.

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