Sheriff’s office: Macon woman reported robbery to hide theft

alopez@macon.comFebruary 4, 2014 

Nancy Emma Wimberly

Bibb County sheriff’s investigators arrested a Macon woman on charges of lying when she reported she was robbed Monday.

Video surveillance footage showed that Nancy Emma Wimberly, 60, reported the robbery in an attempt to keep cash from Social Security checks made out to former clients, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

Wimberly reported the robbery by snatching outside a check-cashing store at Fall Line Plaza on Rocky Creek Road about 5 p.m. Monday. She told deputies she had just cashed Social Security checks for former clients whom she took care of at her personal care home facility. The clients had moved to a new health care provider, and Wimberly was supposed to cash the checks and turn over the money.

Instead, she hid her purse in her car’s trunk and hid some of the cash as well, the news release stated.

Investigators recovered the stolen items, and Wimberly was taken to the Bibb County jail for false reporting of a crime and theft by deception. She bonded out of jail Tuesday morning on a $5,350 bond.

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