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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Woman Pleads Guilty To Bank Robbery

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – CATHOLINE HAMMETT, age 29, a resident of New Orleans, pled guilty to bank robbery before the Honorable Lance Africk, announced U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser. HAMMETT faces maximum penalties of 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. Sentencing is currently scheduled for December 2, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

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.  

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.

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Updated August 19, 2020