Off-duty deputy accused of attempting to rob bank

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A deputy has been arrested for allegedly robbing a bank.

A North Carolina deputy has been arrested after investigators say he attempted to rob a bank while he was off duty Tuesday afternoon.

Police tell WSOC Jeff Athey walked into the bank with a semi-automatic weapon and demanded cash.

Nobody was hurt, but witnesses say he pulled a gun on a teller.

Athey was caught four minutes later.

He is being held on a $500,000 bond. Athey has also been fired from his job.
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