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Woman sentenced to prison for role in armed bank robberies

Posted at 1:11 PM, Aug 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 17:44:51-04

RICHMOND, Va. – A Vermont woman was sentenced today to 7 1/2 years in prison for her role in two area bank robberies dating back to December 2017.

According to court documents, Jennifer Bessette, 34, of Milton, and two co-conspirators executed bank robberies of a BB&T Bank in Henrico and a Wells Fargo Bank in Richmond.

Bessette served as the getaway car driver and wrote the demand notes. The robbery crew obtained approximately $1,200 in cash from the Wells Fargo Bank robbery and $4,200 in cash from BB&T, and GPS locators in the money stolen during the Wells Fargo robbery led law enforcement to apprehending the defendants.