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Press Release

Brandon Woman Pleads Guilty To Bank Robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that Cindy Sanchez Carabeo (50, Brandon) has pleaded guilty to bank robbery. She faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

According to court documents, on May 11, 2015, Carabeo committed three bank robberies in Brandon. Within a span of approximately 30 minutes, she robbed a BB&T bank, a Wells Fargo bank, and a Florida Central Credit Union. During each robbery, Carabeo presented a note threatening to kill the teller if she did not comply with Carabeo’s demands.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Violent Crimes Task Force and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Rachel K. Jones.

Updated September 11, 2015