Friday, December 14, 2012
Suspect admits taking a check, then cashing it at a Waukesha bank.
A 25-year-old Sussex man is accused of stealing a check from his brother, then cashing it at a Waukesha bank. Joshua E. Fazekas was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of uttering a forgery and one count of forgery. If convicted, he faces up to six years in prison and $20,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On July 11, Fazekas’ brother contacted the Waukesha Police Department to report his brother had stolen a check from him and cashed it for $220 at Associated Bank, 100 E. Sunset Drive. The victim said Fazekas is a Percocet addict and it wasn’t the first time he stole from him. Fazekas admitted to the theft when questioned by police. He’s currently being held in Waukesha County Jail on $500 …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Bank charges have hit all-time highs. Free checking accounts have all but disappeared and ATM charges are up. Will you switch banks?
Has your bank raised fees on checking accounts and ATM transactions? If so, you're not alone. A survey by the trade industry group Bankrate.com found that "almost every checking fee we follow went up, with some bank fees rising 25 percent or more." Free checking accounts are quickly disappearing. Bankrate found that just 39 percent of non-interest checking accounts are free of charge to all customers — down from 45 percent last year and a peak of 76 percent in 2009. The same group said poll results suggest that 72 percent of Americans would consider switching banks if their financial institution raised its fees. That figure was 64 percent in March 2011. A fee revolt swept the nation at the end of 2011 when a grassroots campaign — Move Our …
Monday, August 20, 2012
The man who robbed Sussex’s associated bank in July is still on the loose, so is there a connection with the Menomonee Falls robbery?
The man who attempted to rob Sussex’s Associated Bank on Main Street in July is still on the loose, the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department said Monday. Detective Steve Pederson says he has faith the man behind the crime will be taken into custody, but refused to comment further. “Detectives are following up on leads, but we’re really not going to say too much else about that,” Pederson said. “The capture rate in finding those responsible for bank robberies – we’re generally pretty successful.” Pederson’s update comes on the heels of an armed bank robbery in Menomonee Falls on Friday where two masked black men made off with an undisclosed amount of money. They are also still at large. The Associated Bank robbery in Sussex happened at …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
FBI has been called in to investigate incident, but nobody was injured and no money apparently was taken.
Authorities are still searching for a man who attempted to rob the Associated Bank in Sussex on Saturday morning and then fled on foot, the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department said Sunday. A spokesman for the department declined to give more information on the case, saying the investigation is "vigorous and ongoing." However, a report released Sunday by the City of Waukesha Police Department did provide some more details on the robbery attempt. The incident happened at about 8 a.m. — an hour before the bank at Main Street and Silver Spring Drive opened. The suspect is described as a black man in his 20s who as about 5 feet 4 inches tall with a beard, and wearing all black clothing, according to the report. The suspect, who was also …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Employees at the bank walked in on a burglar Saturday morning, and, according to sources, police have yet to locate the man. Sheriff's Department in mum on what happened.
Sussex’s Associated Bank, located at the corner of Main Street and Silver Spring Drive, was burglarized at about 8 a.m. Saturday, and employees apparently caught the man red-handed before he fled. Kathy Kalis, owner of Ta Da Salon, located across the street from the bank, snapped photos of Waukesha County sheriff's deputies surrounding the building as they attempted to catch the man in the act. However, the man may have slipped through their fingers. “He was apparently in there when the two early girls working got to the bank,” said an onlooker, who asked to remain anonymous. “They just walked in on him. He got in the bank before they got to work, and he must have escaped on foot because police didn’t even find him. That’s all the cops on …
Monday, July 23, 2012
The man and woman who attempted to rob a Sussex bank in March are either going to jail or being committed for being incompetent.
After months of court appearances, the two people who attempted to rob Sussex’s Associated Bank in March are about to serve some time – but not necessarily in jail. 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 …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
If you haven't noticed already, the Village of Sussex closed a short portion of Main Street for some construction. However, don't worry. The construction will be completed on Wednesday.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The Village of Sussex is closing a small portion of the westbound lane on Main Street in front of Associated Bank for construction. From Tuesday May 8 at 7:30 a.m. thru Wednesday the lane will be closed to accomodate work on the curb and driveway by Associated Bank. However, the roadway will be open to traffic in both directions. The east bound Main Street left hand turn lane at the Silver Spring intersection will be closed to allow west bound traffic on Main Street to get around the construction work. If you have any questions about the road work, please contact Melissa Weiss at 262-246-5200.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The two people taken into custody after attempting to rob the Associated Bank in Sussex are now bound over for trial. They'll be back in court May 2.
The man and woman accused of attempting to rob the Associated Bank in Sussex are now bound over for trial, meaning there's probable cause a felony has been committed. While Krystal Y. Kompsi, 28, waived her preliminary hearing, Mark H. Scott, 31, didn't. However, both will now proceed to trial in Waukesha County Circuit Court on May 2 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…
Thursday, March 22, 2012
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 tried to rob a Sussex bank Wednesday morning. Krystal Y. Kompsi, 28, and Mark H. Scott, 31, were charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court 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…
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The area around Associated Bank was on lockdown after a man and woman's behavior suggested attempted robbery. Nobody was injured.
An attempted robbery at Associated Bank Wednesday morning leads to a 31-year-old man and 28-year-old woman in custody at the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department. Nobody was injured, but information from police says evidence was found on the man that suggested he planned to rob the bank. The report didn't specify if it was a weapon. Police were called to the bank at 9:16 a.m. as onlookers watched a flood of police cars storm down Main Street to the intersection at Orchard Drive. Detective Steve Pederson at the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department said a male and female are now in custody for the attempted robbery. Pederson released an official statement late Wednesday afternoon saying a man "dressed in a large winter jacket wearing …