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Simpson County, Kentucky Woman Sentenced To 46 Months In Prison For Bank Robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Kentucky

Stole $43,100 and threatened to kill bank employees, customers and an alleged child hostage


BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Simpson County, Kentucky, woman was sentenced yesterday, in United States Court, by District Court Judge Greg N. Stivers, to serve 46 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $43,100 restitution, for a single count of bank robbery, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.


“Every bank robbery jeopardizes the safety of bank employees and customers,” stated U.S. Attorney John Kuhn. “In this case the defendant absolutely terrorized bank employees with her threat against them and spurious hostages, including a woman and her young daughter. Although no one was physically hurt, this four year sentence is appropriate considering this defendant had robbed another bank in this same manner without any concern for the risks to innocent employees or by-standers.”


Patricia Lamar Brewer, 48, previously admitted to robbing the Citizens First Bank located at 1200 South Main Street, in Franklin, Kentucky, of $43,100 at approximately 9:30 a.m. on July 30, 2012. She also admitted to wearing eye-glasses, a hat, and a wig and handing a teller a threatening note stating:


“Don’t call cops or set off any alarms be calm we are watching you we have this ladys child if she don’t do what we say she will die and her daughter and everyone in this bank 80,000 dollars unmarked, untraceable bills if she is not out here in 5 min she will die along with her daughter and everyone in this bank we are watching you now so hurry now if you want to live.”


Brewer was previously convicted of robbing a bank in Panama City Beach, Florida, using a similar disguise and note. Evidence gathered from that robbery led FBI to Brewer and the Kentucky bank robbery.


Brewer remains free on bond.


This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Weiser and was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Updated May 3, 2017

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