Cindy wismiller

Cindy Wismiller

Real Name: Cynthia Wismiller
Nicknames: Cindy Wismiller
Location: South Bend, Indiana
Date: November 27, 2000


Occupation: Courier
Date of Birth: 1958
Height: 5'8
Weight: 130-150 pounds
Marital Status: Dating
Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, green eyes.


Details: On Friday, November 24, 2000, president of Kokomo, Indiana's Armored Services Jay Chodok called 42-year-old courier Cindy Wismiller into his office; she replenished ATM machines with cash. Jay told Cindy that Brinks is taking over the company, but that they wer giving her a new position and that on Monday she would not have to get up early and tend to her accounts; all she had to do was meet the new Brinks employee at 9:30am who would take over her route. However, for some reason Cindy got up early on Monday, November 27; she and her boyfriend Billy Hawkins had their morning coffee together and then Cindy left for work, not appearing to be under any duress. However, authorities know that Cindy removed $300,000 from six different machines between 6:30 and 7:30am that morning. A witness reported seeing Cindy at 8am taking bags out of her Armored Services truck into a beat-up Chevy Sprint and was helped with an unidentified person. Cindy Wismiller was never seen again. When Cindy did not show up at 9:30am to meet with the new Brinks employee, she was paged, but she didn't answer, so Jay Chodok dispatched someone to trace Cindy's route and it was discovered that money was missing from the six different ATM machines. Police were called and Cindy's family was shocked as to what had happened and her son Richard Munoz said that his mother could not have taken off with the money; she was in no financial difficulty and she would have told her family if she was. Even police think of Cindy as a dedicated family woman. She lived with her daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter and always helped them with their financial needs. Police suspect that she had a generous soul, but lacked funds to meet with it; an investigation soon revealed that $15,000 was missing from company machines prior to the day she vanished. However, Cindy's family believed that she was the victim of foul play, especially because of the one eyewitness sighting of the man who apparently helped Cindy in the theft. Some believe that he was working with Cindy, but others believe that he murdered her and then took the money. This theory is further supported by the fact that nobody has heard from her since she vanished, but the theory is weakened by the fact that there may have not been an accomplice at all, as the eyewitness could not positively identify the woman as Cindy, that she did not appear under any stress on the videotape, and that she did not type in the secret distress code on the ATM. As for Billy Hawkins, Cindy's boyfriend, he continues to worry about Cindy and hopes that she will be found. Authorities have not charged Cindy with any crime but would like to question her. A $25,000 reward is being offered in this case.
Suspects: The man seen with Cindy the morning she vanished has never been identified.
Extra Notes: This case originally ran on the October 17, 2001 episode.
Results: Solved. In December of 2006, Cindy was tracked down through her boyfriend and located in Florida, where she had been living since she vanished. After learning that the police were going to arrest her, Cindy left her home and drove to the Kokomo Police Department in Kokomo, Indiana to turn herself in. She served two years in prison and has since been released. It is not believed that anyone else was involved in the crime.

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