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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 5, 2020

Woman Indicted For Bank Robbery

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – CATHOLINE HAMMETT, age 29, a resident of New Orleans, was indicted for bank robbery, announced U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser.

According to the indictment, on or about January 8, 2020, HAMMETT entered the Iberia Bank located at 3412 St. Charles, Ave in New Orleans. She handed the teller a note that claimed HAMMETT had a bomb, and demanded money. HAMMETT obtained approximately $633 and left the bank. If convicted, HAMMETT faces a maximum sentence of (20) years imprisonment, (3) years of supervised release, a $250,000.00 fine and a $100.00 special assessment fee.

United States Attorney Strasser reiterated that the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.  

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in investigating this matter. The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U. S. Attorney G. Dall Kammer, Supervisor of the General Crimes Unit.

 

Updated March 5, 2020