You gotta hand it to her.
A woman convicted of taking part in a 2012 bank robbery in East Los Angeles faces further charges of filing a fake workers’ compensation claim after saying the incident left her with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Bloomberg News reports that Aurora Barrera, 33, of Downey, California, helped plan the theft at a Bank of America branch where she was an assistant manager, the California Department of Insurance said earlier this week in a statement.
She was sentenced to nine years in federal prison for the crime this week and charged with insurance fraud after collecting $45,537 in disability benefits and medical expenses tied to the incident.
Barrera said that two men held her hostage and forced her to wear a bomb for the robbery in September 2012. She said they made her remove money from the bank vault and place it outside the building, according to the statement. Authorities later determined the bomb was fake.
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