DREXEL HILL, Pa. (CBS) – A former employee of an armored car company has been charged with stealing money from the company and evading taxes.
Officials say Tanika Victoria Little, a 35-year-old from Philadelphia, was an employee of Brink’s, Inc., a national armored truck company that delivers cash to banks and other businesses.
On Feb. 15, 2011 and Mar. 1, 2011, Little reportedly came into possession of incorrectly routed bags of cash totaling about $110,000 in $20 bills.
Instead of delivering the cash to Bank of America’s Drexel Hill branch, Little is accused of making deposits into her personal bank account in $20 denominations.
Little, who was making about $41,000 a year working for Brink’s, is said to have deposited approximately $41,840 in cash into three different bank accounts between March and June 2011.
On June 29, 2011, Little allegedly purchased 27 money orders totaling $13,000 from eight different retail establishments in South Philadelphia.
Little also reported that she’d paid approximately $25,000 for renovations on her home.
When Little’s federal income tax return was filed in 2011, officials say she falsely reported her gross total income as $28,870 when it was really about $138,870 due to the money she took from Brink’s.
Little is now facing two counts of bank theft and one count of tax evasion. If convicted, Little faces up to 65 years in prison and a fine of up to $2.1 million.