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jefferson city woman sentenced for six bank robberies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 21, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Jefferson City, Mo., woman was sentenced in federal court today for committing six bank robberies.

Dwashan Trakese Thompson, 38, of Jefferson City, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Fernando J. Gaitan to seven years and three months in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Thompson to pay $57,794 in restitution.

On July 12, 2011, Thompson pleaded guilty to an indictment in the Western District of Missouri that charges her with two bank robberies. Thompson admitted that she stole $1,605 from Missouri Credit Union in Jefferson City on Dec. 20, 2010. She also admitted that she stole $11,850 from Hawthorn Bank in Jefferson City on Dec. 28, 2010.

Thompson also pleaded guilty to an indictment in the Eastern District of Missouri that charges her with four bank robberies. In each robbery, Thompson wore a black ski mask and demanded money from the tellers. Thompson admitted that she stole $9,500 from Martinsburg Bank and Trust in Montgomery City, Mo., on Dec. 23, 2009. She also admitted that she stole $27,662 from Truman Bank in St. Peters, Mo., on Feb. 22, 2010. Thompson admitted that she stole $16,000 from First National Bank in Weldon Springs, Mo., on July 10, 2010. She also admitted that she stole $5,465 from St. Johns Bank and Trust in St. Charles, Mo., on Sept. 25, 2010.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Lawrence E. Miller (Western District of Missouri) and Michael A. Bert (Eastern District of Missouri). It was investigated by the FBI.

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