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Archive for Tuesday, March 9, 1993

WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY IN BANK ROBBERY

March 9, 1993

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A 50-year-old Kansas City, Mo., woman pleaded guilty this morning in federal court to a charge stemming from the Aug. 6 robbery of a Lawrence savings and loan, the U.S. attorney's office announced.

Carol Ann Sroggins pleaded guilty to federal bank robbery during a hearing before U.S. District Judge Sam A. Crow in Topeka, said Brent Anderson, first assistant U.S. attorney in Wichita.

Scroggins was arrested Aug. 6 at a downtown Lawrence restaurant about an hour after the robbery of Columbia Savings, 901 Vt.

Federal prosecutors said Scroggins made off with $3,020 after pointing a toy pistol at a teller. A customer tracked her from the savings and loan to the Low Rider Mexican Cafe, 943 Mass., where she had gone to order tacos and beer.

Anderson said that after hearing the plea, Crow scheduled sentencing for 9:30 a.m. May 24.

Scroggins faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine, Anderson said.

Kent Pekarek, U.S. marshal for Kansas, said today that Scroggins was being confined at the Corrections Corporation of America facility in Leavenworth.

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