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Two Charged in Attempted Sussex Bank Robbery

Bank staff called police after they saw a black man in a bulky coat walking through the parking lot and into the bank.

A Sussex woman and Milwaukee man are facing charges after they allegedly Wednesday morning.

Krystal Y. Kompsi, 28, and Mark H. Scott, 31, were charged in Thursday with one count of conspiracy to commit robbery with threat of force. If convicted, they each face up to 15 years in prison and $50,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint, Scott entered the Associated Bank about 9:15 a.m. Wednesday. 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.

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.

Scott is being held in Waukesha County Jail on $25,000 bond. Kompsi is being held on $10,000 bond. 

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.

Scott is being held in Waukesha County Jail on $25,000 bond. Kompsi is being held on $10,000 bond. 

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