Poynette Woman Sentenced for Role in Madison Bank Robbery
|U.S. Attorney’s Office October 19, 2010|
MADISON, WI—John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Jennifer DeBoef, 34, Poynette, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb to 41 months in federal prison for her involvement in the robbery of the Anchor Bank on Raymond Road in Madison on February 9, 2010. DeBoef pleaded guilty to the charge on August 12, 2010.
The evidence described at DeBoef’s guilty plea established that Gregory Allen was the lone robber who entered Anchor Bank on the morning of February 9. He jumped over the teller counter and stuffed cash from two teller drawers into a bag, while armed with a pellet gun that looked like a handgun to bank employees.
After Gregory Allen left the bank, a dye pack contained within the money detonated, staining the money. Allen fled in the car driven by DeBoef. DeBoef admitted that she drove Gregory Allen from the scene of the robbery and later used some of the proceeds of the robbery at a Portage Walmart with Gregory Allen’s brother, Raymond Allen. Walmart managers had notified police of the use of dye-stained money. Further investigation led police to DeBoef’s residence in Poynette, where DeBoef, Gregory Allen and Raymond Allen were apprehended in possession of nearly all of the bank robbery proceeds.
In sentencing DeBoef, Judge Crabb noted that she was not a minor participant in the robbery, as she had “cased” the bank the week before the robbery, provide the BB gun used by the robber, Gregory Allen, and drove the getaway car after the robbery.
Gregory Allen, 28, Memphis, Tenn., was sentenced by Judge Crabb on August 13, to 11 years in federal prison for committing the robbery of the Anchor Bank and Raymond Allen, 39, Poynette, Wis., was sentenced on August 31 by Judge Crabb to 15 months in federal prison for his involvement in concealing and disposing of the money stolen from the bank.
The charges against these three individuals are the result of an investigation conducted by the Madison Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Columbia County Sheriff’s Department, Poynette Police Department, and Portage Police Department. The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert A. Anderson.