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'Barbie Bandit' Fesses Up in Court

Teen bank robber enters weepy guilty plea
By Heather McPherson,  Newser User
Posted Aug 22, 2007 5:25 PM CDT

(Newser) – Saying she wants to take responsibility for her actions, one of the so-called Barbie Bandits entered a tearful guilty plea today despite not having worked out a deal with prosecutors. In February, 19-year-old Heather Johnston and a fellow stripper robbed a Georgia bank of $11,000, using only sunglasses as disguises. They were arrested 2 days later.

The crime captured international attention after the release of a surveillance video of Johnston and her fellow bandit laughing as they passed a note to a bank teller, who allegedly was in on the plot. The judge says she'll delay Johnston's sentencing until the cases against her alleged partners in crime are resolved. (Read more Barbie stories.)