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Woman sentenced for bank robbery

NEW ORLEANS– Catholine Hammett, age 29, a resident of New Orleans, was sentenced on March 24, 2021 by the Honorable Lance Africk, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans. Hammett was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. The defendant was also ordered to pay $633 in restitution.

According to the indictment, on or about January 8, 2020, Hammett entered the Iberia Bank located at 3412 St. Charles, Ave in New Orleans. She handed the teller a note that claimed Hammett had a bomb, and demanded money. Hammett obtained approximately $633 and left the bank.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in investigating this matter. The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U. S. Attorney G. Dall Kammer, Chief of the General Crimes Unit.