Fort Worth woman sentenced for robbing Lacy Lakeview bank

Posted at 8:18 AM, May 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-14 11:30:03-04

A Fort Worth woman who apparently scoped out a number of local banks before robbing one in Lacy Lakeview, was sentenced in federal court Wednesday after pleading guilty to that holdup.

Surveillance photos of Leticia Andrea Newton-Shelton circulated throughout Central Texas after she walked into the Extraco Bank at 1207 North Loop 340 on Dec. 29, 2014.

In Waco, Newton-Shelton was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison with five years of supervised release for the bank robbery. She was also ordered to pay $1,370 in restitution to Extraco Bank, and a $1,000 fine.

She later admitted to investigators that she told the teller, "I want to make this as easy as possible." Then, she says she handed the bank employee a note that said, "quickly calmly quietly empty all the money out of your drawer. Quickly I AM ARMED. No trackers no security dye packs nothing," according to court papers.

United States District Judge Walter S. Smith, Jr. accepted her guilty plea on March 19.