COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A Columbus man charged with robbing a string of banks during a four day period is facing more legal troubles. Anthony Collier, 63, is now also accused of stealing cash while he was working at a Shell gas station on South Hamilton Rd.
"I was just totally embarrassed that I hired somebody like that," said Bob Marshall, who owns the business. "I really thought he was a nice guy."
Marshall says his store security cameras captured Collier stealing around $200 from the register shortly before Collier started his shift on December 29, 2018.
Collier has been charged with misdemeanor theft in connection with the stolen money. Marshall says Collier returned to his business on Monday December 29th and asked for forgiveness. The business owner says Collier apologized for taking the money, saying "I'll make restitution, I didn't do it, the drugs did it, not me."
Marshall says he didn't buy buy the story and fired Collier. Within hours after losing his job, police say Collier walked into a Bexley Huntington Bank branch and handed a teller a note demanding cash.
Collier was indicted last week by a Franklin County grand jury in connection with the Bexley bank robbery and three other bank heists in Columbus.
"He's wrong, what he did to me, what he did to society, I have no love for people like that," said Marshall.