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Teller charged in theft from Franklin Square bank, cops say

Shakayra Lewis, 25, of Hempstead, surrendered to police

Shakayra Lewis, 25, of Hempstead, surrendered to police Wednesday, March 17, 2015, and was charged with grand larceny at Nassau County police headquarters in Mineola, police said. Credit: NCPD

A Hempstead woman surrendered to police Wednesday, charged with helping steal almost $14,000 from a bank where she worked in Franklin Square, police said.

Shakayra Lewis, 25, of 600 Fulton Ave., was charged with third-degree grand larceny following her arrest by Crimes Against Property Squad detectives at Nassau County police headquarters in Mineola at 10 a.m. She is scheduled for arraignment Wednesday in First District Court in Hempstead, police said.

Police are still searching for an accomplice, identified only as a "male subject."

Police said that the theft occurred on Dec. 6.

Lewis, employed as a teller at the Roslyn Savings Bank branch on Franklin Avenue, "used an account not belonging to her or the unknown male subject" to deposit three checks -- totaling $13,850, police said. The unidentified male then entered the bank on two separate occasions, police said, using the defendant's work station to navigate the transactions.

The investigation into the thefts is continuing.

Additional details were not immediately available.

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