'Flip Flop Bandit' admits robbing Illinois bank - KMOV.com

'Flip Flop Bandit' admits robbing Illinois bank

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By Eric Lorenz By Eric Lorenz
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) -- A woman faces up to 20 years in federal prison in a southern Illinois bank robbery that earned her the moniker the "Flip Flop Bandit" for the bright green footwear she wore during the holdup.
Carla Walker, 43, of Lebanon pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of bank robbery and also faces up to $250,000 in fines.
Walker admitted she robbed the First Federal Savings Bank of Lebanon on March 26 after pointing a pellet gun at the bank tellers.
Authorities say Walker fled with $14,000 to $16,000 after ordering the tellers to the ground.

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