From April 16 to 19, Shellie Zimmerman transferred $74,400 from George Zimmerman’s account to her own in small chunks: She transferred just under $10,000 six times and $7,500 twice.
On the 16th, she twice withdrew $9,000 cash from her own account and later discussed with her husband taking what she “put in the box.”
George Zimmerman felt safer if his wife used gift cards instead of cash and asked her to pay off their American Express and Sam’s Club cards, according to prosecutors.
On April 16 and 17, another $47,000 was transferred from Zimmerman’s account to his sister’s bank account.
Prosecutors said Zimmerman and his wife were careful to speak in code.
“I’m, um, trying to think cause you’re going to take out $10 and keep it with you in cash, right?” George Zimmerman said to his wife.
“Yeah, like $9,” Shellie Zimmerman answered.
He asked whether she had “more than $10” cash.
“Not with me,” she said.
“Do I have $100?”
“There’s like $8. $8.60,” she said.
“Total, how much are we looking at?” he asked her.
“Um, like $155.”
George Zimmerman said he didn’t want to spend it all in one shot by using it all on bond and said another person had advised to hoard as “much cash as possible.”
On April 24, once Zimmerman was free, the couple transferred $85,000 back to his account.
When Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester learned of the scheme earlier this month, he revoked Zimmerman’s bond. Another bond hearing is scheduled for June 29.
George Zimmerman “does not properly respect the law or the integrity of the judicial process,” Lester wrote.