IU Student Charged With Robbing Bank

An Indiana University student was arrested on suspicion that she robbed a Bloomington bank last week.

Margaret "Maggy" Baurley, 21, faces a bank robbery charge. Authorities said they believe video recorded by a surveillance camera shows her robbing the Regions Bank branch on College Mall Road on Friday.

The 4-foot-11 Baurley handed to a teller a note demanding money, police said.

Police said they searched her residence in the 800 block of South Lincoln and found a money wrapper that belonged to the bank.

Baurley's roommate told investigators that he had seen piles of $50, $20, $10 and $5 bills on her bed, police said.

No money has been recovered.

"We had information provided by her that the money was either burned along State Road 37 while en route or back from Indianapolis or perhaps taken to a residence in Indianapolis," Bloomington police Capt. Joe Qualters said. "A search warrant was executed at that location, but none of the money was recovered."

Baurley has posted bail.

She once served as an intern with the Bloomington Herald-Times newspaper. Editor Bob Zaltsberg said he was "stunned" when he learned about the robbery.

"It's totally out of character for the Maggy Baurley I know," Zaltsberg said.

Baurley, who once was a journalism major, used to write a column for the newspaper. In one column, she said she was switching her major from journalism to anthropology.

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