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Friday, June 9, 2017

Rio Arriba County Woman Sentenced to Federal Prison for Attempted Bank Robbery Conviction

ALBUQUERQUE – Ashley Herrera, 28, of Espanola, N.M., was sentenced yesterday afternoon in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 30 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for her conviction on attempted bank robbery.


Herrera was arrested in July 2016, on a criminal complaint charging her with attempting to rob the Bank of America branch located at 4037 Rodeo Road in Santa Fe, N.M., on Aug. 12, 2015. Herrera subsequently was indicted on Aug. 23, 2016, and charged with attempted bank robbery.


On Feb. 21, 2017, Herrera pled guilty to the indictment. and admitted that on Aug. 12, 2015, she attempted to rob the bank by handing a bank teller a note in which she threatened to shoot if the bank teller did not give her money. Herrera acknowledged leaving the bank without obtaining any money. She was later arrested after one of her fingerprints was found on the demand note she handed the bank teller.


This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the FBI and the Santa Fe Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Shana B. Long and Peter J. Eicker prosecuted the case.

Updated June 9, 2017