Bank robber from Pandora gets 4 years in prison

By Merri Hanjora -

Kaylee N. Shoopman

LIMA — A Pandora woman received four years in prison and must pay restitution for robbing the Fifth Third Bank on Harding Highway in Lima twice last October.

Kaylee N. Shoopman, 27, was sentenced to four years on each count to run concurrently. She was given credit for 280 days already served. She must pay restitution in the amount of $8,996. Some of this money was held in evidence, leaving her a balance of $1,581.

Shoopman robbed the Fifth Third Bank on Harding Highway twice in October. During the first robbery, Shoopman presented a note to a teller demanding money. The second time she brandished a BB gun and told the teller, “Don’t make me hurt you,” a detective said.

Shoopman was arrested based on information witnesses to the robbery provided to investigators, including a description of her car. The car was located in Pandora, and Shoopman was arrested.

She pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery in May. Each charge carried up to eight years in prison.

A competency hearing was conducted in March and Shoopman was found competent to stand trial. A police officer asked for a high bail saying Shoopman had a drug habit that may have led her to commit the crimes.

She will be held in Allen County until being transferred to the women’s prison in Marysville.

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By Merri Hanjora

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