Woman gets probation for bank robbery
A woman has been sentenced for her part in a February bank robbery.
Lori J. Williams, 39, of Huntington, was sentenced Tuesday in Allen Superior Court to three years of probation for aiding in a robbery Feb. 21 of Salin Bank.
She also was ordered to complete 80 hours of community service and pay $1,394 in restitution to Salin Bank.
Another woman, Tiffany M. Whisman, 31, is scheduled to go on trial Aug. 2 and 3 for robbery and possession of a narcotic drug.
Terms of Williams’ plea agreement includes a provision to testify at Whisman’s trial.
Williams told the court Tuesday, “I want to apologize for my very bad behavior.”
Fort Wayne Police responded to the robbery at 1:50 p.m. Feb. 21 at Salin Bank, 9835 Lima Road, after a woman wearing a surgical mask, red sweater and sunglasses entered the bank and handed a teller a handwritten note demanding cash. She was given an undisclosed amount of cash and left the bank in a green car.
Officers saw a green vehicle and a woman who fit the description given of the robbery suspect in the 4400 block of Bluffton Road. Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and detained Williams.
Whisman had been dropped off at the Family Dollar store just before the traffic stop. A police officer and a Fort Wayne K9 officer tracked Whisman to the rear of the store, where she was found hiding behind a large dumpster.
Whisman was detained without incident.
Williams has 119 days’ jail credit.