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Colorado babysitter who took kids on bank robbery sentenced to six years in prison

February 12, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Colorado babysitter who took kids on bank robbery sentenced to six years in prison

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A Colorado woman accused of using two children she was babysitting in a bank robbery, pleaded guilty on Friday.

Rachel Einspahr was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of theft, forgery and attempted robbery, according to the Greeley Tribune.

Police charged Einspahr with robbing the Colorado East Bank and Trust in the town in Severance, last May.

Authorities said at the time of the bank robbery, Einspahr had two sisters in the backseat of the car when she passed a note to a bank teller at a drive-up lane, demanding money and claiming an armed man was in the back seat threatening the children.

“Do not sound the alarm, a man in the very back wants $100s and $50s. He has a gun (pointed) at my kids,” the note read.

One of the children later told investigators there was no armed man in the backseat.

Einspahr faced several other charges stemming from another 2015 investigation into allegations she skimmed money from a business she managed for another individual.

Her lawyer Michael Williams said the list of charges was the deciding factor in Einspahr’s guilty plea.

“I think she’s overly charged in that case; we don’t believe the people could’ve met that burden,” he said. “Because she’s charged with three pages of counts in connection with the other case, she’s agreed to take the six years.”

In addition to the eight-year prison term, the judge also ordered Einspahr to repay $33,000 in restitution.

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