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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Meridian Woman Pleads Guilty To Bank Robbery

COEUR D'ALENE - Jennifer Lillian Balfe, 19, of Meridian, Idaho, pleaded guilty on August 19, 2014, to bank robbery, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Balfe was indicted by a federal grand jury in Coeur d'Alene on May 20, 2014.

According to the plea agreement, Balfe admitted that on May 16, 2014, she drove the get- away vehicle during a robbery of the U.S. Bank in Cottonwood, Idaho.

The charge is punishable by up to 20 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release.

Sentencing is set for sentencing November 12, 2014, before U.S. District Judge Lodge at the federal courthouse in Coeur d'Alene.

The case was investigated by the Cottonwood Police Department, Lewiston Police Department, Idaho County Sheriff’s Office, Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).