Homeless Bank Robber in Reno Sentenced to 4 Years

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A homeless woman who robbed a Reno bank and
then waited for police has been sentenced to four years in prison.

U.S. District Judge Robert C. Jones said he didn't want to reward 61-year-old Lynna Anderson for the crime - her fourth bank robbery since 1989 - by providing her government lodging and medical care.

But Jones on Monday said Anderson had to be punished. Besides prison, he fined her $2,000.

Prosecutors say Anderson walked into a Bank of America branch last year and handed threatening notes to clerks. Afterward, she walked across the street, sat on a bench and waited for police.

Authorities say she told officers she was tired of living on the street, and handed over the bank bag with $12,200.

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