Deferred judgment, probation for armored car guard accused of stealing thousands from local ATM machines

MASON CITY — One of two north-central Iowa men accused of stealing thousands of dollars from local automated teller machines while working as an armored guard has been given a deferred judgment and probation.

35-year-old Brian Bohl of Sheffield and 41-year-old Justin Alumbaugh of Mason City were accused of stealing over $10,000 while working for Rochester Armored Cars between January and December of last year. Rochester Armored Cars advised that several of their ATM deposits were short over that time span, with the company saying Bohl and Alumbaugh were working as a security guard on the days the deposits were short.

Criminal complaints against both suspects say that they admitted during an interview with the Division of Criminal Investigation to shorting ATM deposit drops by not putting all of the money into the ATMs and then taking the extra money home at the end of each shift rather than put it into the company’s vault.

Both Bohl and Alumbaugh were charged with ongoing criminal conduct, a Class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison, and first-degree theft, a Class C felony punishable by up to ten years. Both men entered into plea agreements with prosecutors, agreeing to plead guilty to the first-degree theft charge with the ongoing criminal conduct charge being dismissed.

Alumbaugh was sentenced on Monday by District Judge DeDra Schroeder to ten years probation as part of a deferred judgment, and was also ordered to pay restitution of $93,850.

Bohl is scheduled to be sentenced on September 18th.