Sussex Bank Robbers Committed, Jailed
The man and woman who attempted to rob a Sussex bank in March are either going to jail or being committed for being incompetent.
Krystal Y. Kompsi, 28 of Sussex, was found guilty of two counts of theft on Monday and now faces nine months of jail time and four years of probation. She originally faced up to 15 years in prison and $50,000 in fines, but after making a plea deal, Kompsi's charges were lowered from armed robbery to misdemeanor theft charges.
However, Mark H. Scott, 31 of Milwaukee, isn’t going to jail. A doctor examined Scott and concluded that he not competent enough to even stand trial at this time, so he was committed to the Department of Health Services. He sentencing will be readdressed once he has “regained his competence.”
According to the criminal complaint:
Scott entered the Associated Bank about 9:15 a.m. March 21. As Scott was entering, another bank employee reported seeing a black man in a jacket walking across the parking lot into the bank and said to a co-worker, “I think we’re going to get hit.” That worker called police.
Scott wore a bulky jacket, sunglasses and gloves on the 70-degree day. He walked into the bank, went to a teller and asked to open an account with the bank. When asked about his outfit, he told the teller he was anemic.
He was searched and police found a note in his jacket pocket, which read “give me the money.”
After a five-minute conversation with another bank employee, Scott left the bank and police made contact with him in the parking lot. He was searched and police found a note in his jacket pocket, which read “give me the money.” Scott was arrested there.
Police found Kompsi sitting in a car in the parking lot. When asked what she was doing, she told an officer she was looking for her Social Security card so she could open an account. She was also then taken into custody.
Kompsi told police Scott stayed at her residence the night before, and when she got up to go to the local credit union to get money, he wanted to go with so he could rob it. After noting they had locking doors, he told her to drive to Associated Bank so he could rob it instead. She told police she went into the bank first to look for cameras, and she complied with Scott’s orders because she is afraid of him.
Scott told investigators he never presented the note so it couldn’t be used against him. He also said it was “weird” the note was found in his jacket pocket.
Scott told police he had never been arrested before, and when confronted with his criminal record, he said he had a different birth date. He then admitted to being a convicted felon.
According to online court records, Scott was convicted of operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent in 2002 and was given 3½ year term split between prison and extended supervision.
Kompsi had a money judgment of $709 entered against her in small claims court in October in a case involving WE Energies.
"We heard all the commotion while I was styling someone's hair, so we looked out the window and there must have been 16 cars there."
Employees at Ta Da Salon across the street from Associated Bank said they watched as police cars put the intersection on complete lockdown and estimated about 16 cars were at the scene within minutes.
Sue Kwiatkowski, a stylist at the salon, said it wasn't scary, but it was very shocking.
"We heard all the commotion while I was styling someone's hair, so we looked out the window and there must have been 16 cars there," Kwiatkowski said. "When I was finished cutting my clients hair, she wasn't allowed to leave for probably 30 minutes because of the robbery."
Kwiatkowski took photos of police with her iPhone through the window as police stormed the bank, rifles raised.