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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

Friday, March 6, 2015

Omaha Woman Sentenced for Bank Robbery

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Shantoria Valentine-Deguenon, age 24 of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced to five years, three months imprisonment by the Honorable Joseph F. Bataillon, for bank robbery.  On December 9, 2014, a federal grand jury found her guilty of robbing the Wells Fargo bank in Ralston.  She was also ordered to serve a three year term of supervised release.

On July 28, 2014, Valentine-Deguenon walked into the Wells Fargo branch located at 4725 South 84th Street, Ralston, Nebraska and gave a note to two tellers indicating she had a bomb.  She also yelled that she had a bomb and demanded money from the tellers.  The tellers gave her money and she fled the bank.  A Good Samaritan who happened to be parked in the bank parking lot saw Valentine-Deguenon run from the bank, followed her and tracked her to the Ralston Middle School parking lot where he ordered her to the ground.  As that was happening, Ralston police officers arrived on the scene and placed her under arrest.  She was found in possession of $1,213.00 in United States currency taken from the bank.

The case was investigated by the Ralston Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Updated March 13, 2015