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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

Friday, June 10, 2016

Scranton Woman Sentenced To 57 Months’ Imprisonment For Acting As A Getaway Driver For Two Bank Robberies

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Stephanie Ann Ware, age 27, of Scranton, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani in Federal Court on June 9th, to 57 months’ imprisonment. 

In December 2015, she pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the robbery of two banks by acting as a getaway driver. Ware admitted to charges that she aided Lee Sokalsky in the robberies of the NBT Bank, Dickson City, on July 25, 2014 and the Mauch Chunk Trust Bank, Tamaqua, on August 26, 2014.

Sokalsky was previously indicted by a Federal Grand Jury and is awaiting trial. 

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Hazleton, Rush Township, Dickson City, and Scranton Police Departments.  Prosecution is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney John Gurganus.


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Updated June 10, 2016