Collinsville housewife indicted for three bank robberies

Easter JimisonEAST ST. LOUIS — A 37-year-old Collinsville housewife has been indicted for three bank burglaries in the Metro East.

Easter Jimison is charged with three counts of bank burglary. Court documents allege Jimison handed a teller a note at First

Collinsville Bank in Caseyville, Ill. on Nov. 7, 2014. The note read “put the money in a bag. Act normal. Don’t look around.” The documents state Jimison placed the bag filled with $4,621 in her coat and walked out the front door.

About a month later, on Dec. 5, Jimison is accused of handing a teller a note demanding cash at the Bank of Edwardsville location in Swansea. The teller put the cash on the counter, but Jimison apologized, saying she needed the money for rent, and that she couldn’t go through with it. She left the branch without cash.

Five days later she is accused of walking into First Collinsville Bank in Maryville with a note that said “act normal” and “withdrawal.” The teller complied with the demand and Jimison was able to get away with $1,144.

Jimison faces up to 20 years in prison on each count of bank burglary if convicted.