A Waukesha woman who pleaded guilty to robbing the Waukesha State Bank on Dec. 13, had her sentencing date postponed.
Melissa K. Monreal, 37, appeared in court on Monday, May 8, for a scheduled sentencing hearing. According to online court documents, the sentencing was rescheduled for June 2.
According to the complaint, Monreal admitted to robbing a bank because she needed money. Upon her arrest, Monreal told investigators she had she lost her job, and needed money for the holidays and to get a permanent place to live.
She picked Waukesha State Bank because it was close by and she had been there before, the complaint said.
According to the criminal complaint, Waukesha police responded to a hold-up alarm at about 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13. Employees told officers a woman came into the bank, passed a teller a note demanding money, and left with just over $600 in cash.
Monreal later told police she quickly wrote out a note at her house that said something like "calmly give me all the money in your drawer and leave me without any cops or craziness," according to the complaint.
The Waukesha Police Department was able to obtain video surveillance from the incident, which in turn was shared with local media as well as on social media as police sought information.