TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A Tacoma bank employee has been charged with robbing six other Pierce County banks.
The News Tribune (http://bit.ly/oaS07b) reports he told investigators he needed the money to support an addiction to prescription pain medication.
Twenty-six-year-old Adam N. Ausen has been charged with six counts of first-degree robbery. He was arraigned Thursday and ordered held in the Pierce County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bail.
Puyallup police arrested Ausen on Wednesday after identifying him as a suspect in the Aug. 16 heist at a Bank of America branch.
He has confessed to five other robberies.
Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com