Rio Arriba County Woman Headed To Federal Prison

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Ashley Herrera, 28, of Espanola was sentenced Monday afternoon in Federal Court in Albuquerque to 30 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for her conviction on attempted bank robbery.

Herrera was arrested in July 2016 on a criminal complaint charging her with attempting to rob the Bank of America branch Aug. 12, 2015 at 4037 Rodeo Road in Santa Fe. Herrera subsequently was indicted Aug. 23, 2016, and charged with attempted bank robbery.

Feb. 21, 2017, Herrera pleaded guilty to the indictment and admitted that Aug. 12, 2015, she attempted to rob the bank by handing a bank teller a note in which she threatened to shoot if the bank teller did not give her money. Herrera acknowledged leaving the bank without obtaining any money. She was later arrested after one of her fingerprints was found on the demand note she handed the bank teller.

This case was investigated by the Albuquerque Office of the FBI and the Santa Fe Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Shana B. Long and Peter J. Eicker prosecuted the case.