Former executive at Louisville senior living company accused of robbing two banks
According to an arrest report, his shirt and shoes were major clues.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A former high-level executive with a Louisville senior living company has been arrested after allegedly robbing two banks in eastern Jefferson County.
David Hobbs, 49, was arrested Monday and charged with two counts of first-degree robbery.
Hobbs is listed as a senior vice president for SeniorCare Inc. which became Elmcroft Senior Living in 2011, on his LinkedIn profile and in campaign finance reports. Pat Mulloy, Elmcroft's CEO, said in a brief telephone interview Tuesday morning that Hobbs is no longer employed by the company but declined to elaborate.
As recently as 2013, Hobbs was Elmcroft’s senior vice president of risk management and administration, according to a disclosure filed with the Federal Election Commission by the SeniorCare Inc. federal political action committee, to which Hobbs donated $500 on April 16, 2013.
A police arrest report says Hobbs walked into the Old National Bank at 4201 Shelbyville Road last Tuesday, indicated he was armed, demanded cash and then ran away.
A short time later, Hobbs allegedly entered the Old National Bank at 400 N. Hurstbourne Parkway and exchanged a large amount of small bills for large bills.
"He is a regular customer there, and was identified by bank employees who noticed he was wearing the same shirt and shoes at the time of the bill exchange that he wore during the robbery," the arrest report states.
Two days later, on June 9, Hobbs allegedly walked into the BB&T Bank at 330 Whittington Parkway, indicated that he was armed, demanded cash, then ran away, according to the arrest report.
Police say that at the time of the robbery, he was wearing the same shoes he wore in the previous robbery.
Hobbs is lodged in Louisville Metro Corrections under a $50,000 bond.
This was not the first time Hobbs has been in legal trouble. In January 2014, he was convicted of misdemeanor assault in a domestic violence case and sentenced to 120 days in jail, which was conditionally discharged for two years.
When police arrested Hobbs in that case on November 14, 2013, he was "highly belligerent, utilizing foul language toward officers and demonstrating violent behavior," including cursing and threatening police, according to the citation.
It wasn't immediately known if Hobbs had an attorney.
Reporter Chris Otts contributed to this story.
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