Former Jenks teacher pleads guilty to bank burglary
BY DAVID HARPER World Staff Writer
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
10/24/12 at 3:23 AM
A former Jenks Middle School teacher pleaded guilty Tuesday to participating in a burglary during which more than $21,000 was stolen from a Tulsa bank.
Stina Roi McMath, 24, admitted that she took part in the crime, in which $21,545 was taken from the Arvest Bank at 6560 E. 71st St. on Sept. 16, 2007. McMath worked at the bank at the time.
This was her first year as a Jenks teacher, and she did not have a felony record when she was hired by Jenks Public Schools.
McMath was charged along with Ryan Lee Mitchell, 29, and Rosally Mangual, 31, in an indictment that was filed under seal by a Tulsa federal grand jury Sept. 6. The case was made public four days later.
McMath resigned from her position as a Jenks language arts teacher Sept. 12, and the Jenks school board approved her resignation Sept. 17.
McMath said Tuesday that she was employed at the bank in September 2007 and intentionally left a door there unsecured to allow Mitchell and Mangual to enter the building later and steal the money. She said she drove Mitchell and Mangual to and from the bank.
Mangual also pleaded guilty Tuesday to the same charge.
The grand jury alleged that the money was taken to Mitchell's residence and divided among the three.
Mangual and McMath, who are both free on bond, are scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 29 by U.S. District Judge James Payne. They could face 10 to 16 months in prison, Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Woodward said.
Charges against Mitchell, who remained in the Tulsa Jail on Tuesday, are still pending.
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