Bank robber to serve 8 years in prison
A woman convicted for three bank robberies last spring will serve a little under nine years in federal prison.
Jennifer Marie Trengove, 41, entered a guilty plea in August last year to three counts of bank robbery.
Trengove knocked off three branches of the Alaska Federal Credit Union between May 24 and 26 of last year. The locations hit were on East Dimond Boulevard, East Northern Lights Boulevard and Hartzell Road.
In each robbery, Trengove approached the teller and presented a note.
Law enforcement determined Trengove was not carrying a firearm at the time of the robberies.
U.S. District Judge Timothy Burgess noted at Trengove's sentencing hearing that she had a long history of committing serious crimes-- dating all the way back to when she was 13-years-old. Previous convictions, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office, include a federal bank robbery conviction in Oregon from 2012.
Judge Burgess also stated Trengove has a long history of substance abuse and mental health issues.
Trengove was sentenced Monday to serve 105 months in federal prison.
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story stated Trengove was to serve just under 11 years in prison, rather than the actual amount of eight years and nine months.
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