17 October 1946
Former Bank Teller Pleads
Guilty To Three Charges
ADA, Okla., Oct. 17.— AP— Mrs.
Elizabeth Dooley, 31, pleaded guilty
today in federal court to three
charges in connection with the
$26.714.70 robbery of the First State
Bank of Idabel last Feb. 14.
U. S. District Judge Eugene Rice
fined the former teller in the Idabel
bank $500 on a conspiracy count
and sentenced her to two years In
prison on each of the other counts
— entering the bank and bank robbery
— then suspended the sentences
which were to have run consecutively.
Ada Evening News
27 March 1946
Mrs. Dooley Said
To Have Loaned
Idabel Bank Keys
MUSKOGEE, Okla., March 27.
—Alleged to have loaned a
friend keys to the Idabel State
bank where she worked as a
teller. Mrs. Elizabeth Dooley. 30,
remained in jail today unable to
make $5,000 bond after being
charged with conspiracy.
D. A. Bryce, FBI agent in
charge, said Mrs. Dooley's arrest
climaxed a careful sifting of evidence
by FBI agents after the
Feb. 13 burglary. The robbers,
after unlocking the front door.
vault, then departed,locking the
doors behind them.
Arrested At Bank
Mrs. Dooley was arrested by
U. S. Marshal Granville Norris
and FBI agents at the bank vesterday.
Norris said she told him
she loaned her keys to a friend
who had duplicates made.
Four others were under arrest
on charges growing out of the
burglary. The robbers took $2,500
in cash and checks totaling $25,-
Bryce said a portion of both the
cash and checks had been recovered.
Some of the checks were
fished from a creek near Fort
Towson a few days after the
The FBI agent said the warrant
for Mrs. Dooley was made out
for Mary Doe by the Muskogee
grand jury recently and that her
arrest was held up pending completion
Mrs. Dooley was arraigned
twice yesterday, first at Antlers
where her bond was set at $2,000.
U. S. District Attorney C. A.
Summers decided she should be
arraigned in Muskogee since the
original complaint was filed here.
U. S. Commissioner Forrester
Brewstcr set the second bond at
Summers said the charge accused
Mrs. Dooley of conspiring
with Jack Gibson Moss, one of
the defendants, to assist in the
burglary by providing a combination
Moss, arraigned yesterday before
Brewster, requested another
day for pleading and preliminary
bond was set at $10.000.
Others indicted in the case included
John Thomas Duncan, Joseph
Junior Larson, and Everett
Junior Pact, all held in Fort