'Barbie Bandits' Sentenced in Bank Heist

One ex-stripper gets 2 years in prison for giggly robbery
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 24, 2008 6:57 PM CDT

(Newser) – The so-called "Barbie Bandits"—two ex-strippers who were caught on video robbing a bank and giggling—were sentenced today in suburban Atlanta. Ashley Nicole Miller, 19, got two years in prison, plus eight of probation; Heather Lyn Johnston, 20, faces 10 years' probation. A male accomplice was also sentenced to 10 years in the 2007 robbery, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Another male conspirator—called the mastermind of the heist, which didn't exactly go smoothly—is still awaiting sentencing. The video of the stylish and giggly bank robbers, who entered guilty pleas after cooking up the plot, became an overnight hit on YouTube, the Journal-Constitution notes.