Woman charged for attempting to rob Forestdale bank, threatening manager with sexual assault notes

Rachel Calhoun (Source: Jefferson Co. Jail)
Rachel Calhoun (Source: Jefferson Co. Jail)

FORESTDALE, AL (WBRC) - The woman was arrested during an attempted bank robbery on Wednesday morning has been formally charged.

Rachel Camille Calhoun, of Birmingham, is charged with first-degree attempted extortion and first-degree attempted theft.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to a report of a robbery in progress at the Regions Bank branch on Tomahawk Road in Forestdale.

Police arrived on scene and found the 24-year-old woman still inside the bank.

Authorities say the woman passed a note to the manager demanding $6,000 from the vault. The note read that, if the manager complied, he would be rewarded with a sexual favor, but if he refused she would claim that he had sexually assaulted her.

Calhoun remains in Jefferson County Jail with bond set at $10,000.

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