Fla. School Bus Dispatcher Suspended With Pay After Allegedly Aiding Bank Robbery

school bus dispatcher suspended with payA Florida school-bus dispatcher has been suspended with pay after police say she played Bonnie to her husband's Clyde in a bank robbery that took place late last month in central Florida.

Police say that Sharon Reynolds-Bell, who has worked for the Orange County School District for nearly 24 years, was behind the wheel of the car that aided her husband, Johnny Bell, in robbing a TD Bank branch in Titusville, according to Orlando TV station WFTV.

The robbery was caught on bank surveillance cameras that led to Johnny Bell's arrest on Feb. 8. A search of Bell's home resulted in police finding items used in the robbery, according to police.

Believing she was the getaway driver, police issued a warrant for Reynolds-Bell's arrest.

Court records say that Reynolds-Bell has admitted to the robbery and told police that she and Bell have had several fights about finances, WFTV reports.

The veteran school-district employee has been suspended with pay, meaning she's still earning $17.20 an hour.

Police say that Johnny Bell was wearing a wig and sunglasses when he entered the bank and passed a note to a teller that read, "Give me the money," according to WFTV. The teller responded by giving Bell $1,200 along with, unknown to him, a GPS tracking device.

After getting back into the car, the court records say, Reynolds-Bell asked her husband, "How much did you get?" and "Was it worth it?"

Approached by a reporter earlier this week about the alleged crime, Reynolds-Bell had little to say.

"I'm not guilty," Reynolds-Bell said to the reporter. "And that's all I have to say, according to my lawyer."



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Welcome MSGT

What a fine looking couple. They look like pillars of the community. oops scratch that "of the community".

February 25 2012 at 3:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lketoread

She doesn't look like Faye Dunaway.

February 25 2012 at 3:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tennisracket53

How can a known accessory to a felony crime be suspended from her job with pay???????????????????

February 25 2012 at 3:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bill

What does the fact that she is a school-bus dispatcher have to do with the story?
She is an out of shape, simple minded thief.
The fact that she makes, and will continue to make, $17.20 an hour surprises me.
Where do I send my resume?

February 25 2012 at 3:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
joeheyjoe

Why rob a bank for only $1200? There are better places with less security you could hit and have a lot better chance of getting away with it. They obviously weren't that bright and must not watch tv at all, else they would know to look for a gps tracker. Maybe she needs to cut back on the Big Macs to save money.

February 25 2012 at 3:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
leftlaneglen

Why is she getting payed for robbing a bank? I am doing things wrong I have to work to get payed.

February 25 2012 at 2:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sleek

Well it seems Mr. Bell got his white goddess loaded with fat and tattoos. OMG, shoot me first!

February 25 2012 at 1:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Margie

1. She's not a school bus driver, she's a school bus dispatcher. 2. She wasn't fired, she was suspended. Pending completion of the investigation, I'm sure. 3. She admitted to the police that she did it, but tells a reporter that she's innocent? C'mon. As soon as she admitted it, she should have been fired. With forensics these days, the only thing you can get away with in this country is being an illegal immigrant. 4. What a stupid thing to do--to be so close to retirement and blow your entire future for $1,200. She'll try and play on the juror's sympathies, saying she was fearful and controlled by her black husband and she'll get off.

February 25 2012 at 12:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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thefacts22

Margie...she forgot the Mantra, Bush made her do it.

February 25 2012 at 1:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sjwe92ns

She obviously has mental issues, she married a monkey didn't she. Interracial relationships always have terrible endings.

February 25 2012 at 11:52 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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kingny17

like that monkey scott peterson? he was black right. shut the f*ck up

February 25 2012 at 1:18 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
dougxxjoiner

it must be real nice to not have to work and still get paid...

February 25 2012 at 11:04 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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