The Financial Institutions Security Task Force (F.I.S.T.) is a cooperative effort aimed at reducing crimes committed against financial institutions. The group includes representatives from banks, savings and loans, and credit unions, as well as from local, state and federal law enforcement.
Bank robbers held up more than 5,000 financial institutions last year, getting away with nearly $40 million. The fact is that they robbed more than the institution; they robbed tellers and member service representatives of self-confidence, peace of mind or a good night’s sleep for years to come. An experienced banker who has seen 12 robberies in a 30-year career shares her story.