Meridian Woman Sentenced for Bank Robbery
COEUR D’ALENE, ID—Jennifer Lillian Balfe, 19, of Meridian, Idaho, was sentenced yesterday to 27 months in prison for bank robbery, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Balfe was indicted by a federal grand jury in Coeur d’Alene on May 20, 2014.
U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered the defendant serve three years of supervised release and to pay restitution to the three banks she robbed with her accomplice, Ricky Allen Fisher. Balfe drove the get- away vehicle during a robbery of the U.S. Bank in Cottonwood, Idaho and two banks in Ontario, Oregon.
The case was investigated by the Cottonwood Police Department, Lewiston Police Department, Idaho County Sheriff’s Office, Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).