BEND, OR -- The Bend man accused of robbing a Selco Credit Union last week, remains in the Deschutes County Jail, and we're learning more about his alleged crime. A criminal complaint written by an FBI Special Agent says Brett Gillispie-Comstock entered the bank in Northeast Bend twice before handing a note to the teller demanding $5,000, according to The Oregonian. He left with more than $1,300 in an envelope, telling the employee, "I hope you have a really good holidays."
The complaint says he told investigators that he and his mother had lost $400 gambling and needed money for rent, a Christmas tree and presents. He allegedly went on a shopping spree before police found him trying to hide behind a recently purchased Christmas tree.
Gillispie-Comstock is scheduled to appear back in court on Tuesday.