Flip Flop Bandit Sentenced

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KMOX) — The woman dubbed as the “Flip Flop Bandit” was sentenced to four years in prison after she pleaded guilty Friday of robbing a Lebanon, Illinois bank.

43 year old Carla Walker admitted to robbing the First Federal Savings Bank of Lebanon March 26, 2012. She was arrested by police two days later.

During the robbery Walker pointed a pellet gun at the bank tellers, and demanded money. She received between $14,000 and $16,000 from the bank before ordering the tellers to the ground and warning them that other guns were trained on the bank.

Walker got her name because she wore bright green flip flops the day she robbed the bank.

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