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Lawyer says 68-year-old US woman robbed for son

Lawyer says 68-year-old US woman robbed for son

A defense lawyer says the Ohio woman dubbed "the Granny Robber" in several bank heists was trying to support a grown son who had fallen on hard times.
Sixty-eight-year-old Barbara Joly has admitted she robbed a bank in March, and investigators suspect her in as many as three other holdups, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer.
Police say the former bank teller from Middletown, Ohio, probably got away with less than $10,000 total.
Attorney Chris Atkins said in court Tuesday that his client wanted to send money to help her only child.
Joly could face up to five years in prison when sentenced in February, but prosecutors in southwest Ohio's Butler County say they would support a probationary sentence.


Updated : 2021-04-14 03:14 GMT+08:00