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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 23, 2019

Laurel County Woman Sentenced to 168 Months for Two Armed Bank Robberies and Carjacking

LONDON, Ky. – A London woman, Jennifer L. Moore, 51, was sentenced Monday to 168 months in federal prison, by United States District Judge Robert E. Wier, for carjacking, two armed bank robberies, and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.     

According to Moore’s guilty plea agreement, Moore asked someone for a ride outside of St. Joseph Hospital in London; and during the ride, she pulled out a loaded handgun and demanded the van.  Moore then drove the van to Forcht Bank in London, disguised herself, and demanded that the tellers provide her all their $100 dollar bills from their drawers.  In her plea agreement, Moore further admitted to keeping her handgun displayed and repeatedly telling employees she would kill them.  Moore left Forcht Bank with $16,088.00.

Moore then drove the stolen van to Cumberland Valley National Bank, where she once again demanded the bank tellers’ cash and threatened their lives.  Similarly, Moore motioned to her loaded firearm while demanding the employees move faster.  Moore left CVNB with $14,481.00.  Moore brandished and carried a loaded 9mm semiautomatic pistol throughout the robberies and then led law enforcement on a brief high speed chase, which ended with her attempt to run on foot.     

Moore pled guilty to the offenses on July 1, 2019.  Under federal law, she must serve 85 percent of her prison sentence; and upon her release, she will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for five years.   

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; James Robert Brown, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Louisville Field Division; and Darrel Kilburn, Chief of Police London Police Department (PD), jointly made the announcement. 

The investigation was conducted by the FBI London Office and London Police Department.  The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jenna Reed. 

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Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Contact: 
CONTACT: Gabrielle Dudgeon PHONE: (859) 685-4887 E-MAIL: gabrielle.dudgeon@usdoj.gov
Updated December 23, 2019