Bank Teller Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Rob Bank
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana
U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that ZOE WILLIAMS, age 25, has pleaded guilty to one count of Conspiracy to Commit Bank Robbery with a Firearm in violation of Title 18, U.S.C. Section 371. The defendant faces a maximum sentence of five (5) years in the Bureau of Prisons, three (3) years of supervised release, a fine of up to $250,000, and restitution to the victim bank in this case.
WILLIAMS admitted that she was working as a teller at the Chase Bank drive-up location at the intersection of Gentilly Boulevard and Elysian Fields Avenue in New Orleans in December of 2014, when she gave her boyfriend, Casey Johnson, and his associates information on how to rob the bank. On December 20, 2014, Casey Johnson acted as the get-away driver when his brother, Walter Johnson, and friend, Jay Lyons, entered the Chase Bank drive-up location at the intersection of Gentilly Boulevard and Elysian Fields Avenue and robbed the tellers at gunpoint of $196,715 in cash.
The U.S. Attorney wishes to thank the hard work of the FBI’s Violent Crime Unit in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorneys Myles Ranier and David Haller are in charge of the prosecution.
Updated January 30, 2018