Last defendant in bank robbery spree pleads guilty

Staff writerSeptember 23, 2013 

A California woman pleaded guilty Monday for her role in a series of take-over-style bank robberies in which a Tacoma man also participated.

Jeanine M. Daniels, 32, was the last defendant in the case to plead guilty.

Federal agents said Daniels was one of seven people who robbed banks in Washington, Ohio, Michigan and Colorado, including bank branches in Tacoma and Lakewood.

Tacoma resident Anthony V. Mosley, 46, previously pleaded guilty in the case. He and the other defendants, all from California, face sentencing later this fall.

Authorities said in some of the cases the California contingent traveled north, sometimes by bus, and used Mosley's home as a base of operations to rob banks in Western Washington, including branches in Seattle and Kirkland.

Prosecutors called the gang's work a "highly sophisticated" conspiracy in which they looked for banks without guards or "bandit barriers, " and stole a getaway car,  court records show.

Three men wearing masks would enter the bank,  jump over the counter,  take money and escape in less than two minutes. They then would abandon the getaway car and switch to a rental car.


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