Bank teller sentenced after robberies of customer

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A former bank teller has been sentenced to a year in prison, convicted of supplying withdrawal information that led to an elderly customer being robbed.

Lakehsa Thomas was sentenced Monday, all but one year of a five-year term being suspended, according to The Commercial Appeal.

The 33-year-old Thomas was convicted in May of giving inside information to her husband about 85-year-old James Heflin withdrawing $83,000 from a bank where Thomas worked in the spring of 2007.

Heflin was attacked and robbed as he removed the money from the trunk of his car. Then in July 2007, three men broke into the home of Heflin and his wife, beat Heflin and took nearly $400,000 more in cash.

Rodricko Thomas was sentenced last month to 14 years in prison.


(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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