In Nov. 26, 2014 [the accused], a young teller provided information to her boyfriend and two other men to assist them in carrying out a bank robbery. Prosecutor Ryan Jenkins and defence counsel Greg Dunn want the judge hearing her case to sentence [the accused] to six months, less a day, in jail and place her on probation for two years.
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The proposed sentence would give [the accused], a Moroccan citizen who has lived in North America for most of her life, a better shot at avoiding deportation, Dunn said.
Initially police arrested the three robbers, believing [the accused] was a victim before they realized it was an inside job. She was arrested in December 2014. Last week, she pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit a robbery.
The incident was one that “snowballed quickly,” said defence counsel for [the accused] Wednesday at the Medicine Hat Courthouse. And it was “uncharacteristic” of his 27-year-old client who has no prior criminal record. [The accused] will be allowed to serve his sentence over weekends.