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

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