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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 27, 2013

Jefferson County, Kentucky Woman Sentenced To 18 Years And 10 Months In Prison For Armed Robbery Of Metro Louisville Bank

– Ordered to pay $213,785.62 restitution
– Getaway driver sentenced to 54 months

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Jillian Wojciechowski, age 30, was sentenced to 18 years and 10 months in prison, and ordered to pay restitution of $213,785.62 to Your Community Bank, by U.S. District Court Judge John G. Heyburn II, this week, for two armed robberies of the bank’s branch office located on Magisterial Drive in Jefferson County, Kentucky, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky. Dean Martin Ridge Jr., age 34, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to rob the bank as well as unrelated drug and firearm charges, was sentenced today to 54 months by Judge Heyburn.

According to the plea agreements, Wojciechowski, Ridge and defendant John Hatton, age 30, of Louisville, conspired and robbed the Your Community Bank Branch located at 13205 Magisterial Drive, Louisville, Kentucky on September 23, 2011. Wojciechowski and Hatton brandished firearms in order to accomplish the robbery and obtained $120,714.62 in cash from the teller drawers and the bank’s vault. After taking the cash, Wojciechowski and Hatton forced the bank employees to lie on the floor and then covered them up with an entrance rug.

Further, Wojciechowski, Ridge and defendant Joshua Ewing, age 23, of Louisville, conspired and robbed the bank a second time on January 23, 2012. Wojciechowski and Ewing brandished firearms in order to accomplish the robbery and obtained $93,071.00 in cash from the teller drawers and the bank’s vault. On both occasions Ridge drove the defendants to the bank to commit the robberies and drove them away following the robberies.

Ewing was found guilty of robbing the Your Community Bank Branch and brandishing a firearm in order to accomplish the robbery, by a federal jury in Louisville, on July 3, 2013 and sentenced by Judge Heyburn to 13 years and 5 months in prison, followed by four years of supervised release and ordered to pay $93,071.00 in restitution.

Hatton was found guilty by a federal jury in Louisville, on November 20, 2013, of robbing the Your Community Bank Branch, brandishing a firearm during the robbery, and of robbing the M & I Smoke Shop, located at 5627 Preston Highway, Louisville, Kentucky on October 26, 2011. Hatton is scheduled for sentencing before Judge Heyburn on February 7, 2014.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Thomas W. Dyke, Micah Reyner and Stephanie Zimdahl and was investigated by the Louisville Metro Police Department.