Heather Johnston pleads guilty
Heather Johnston, one of the
"Barbie Bandits" bank robbers, pleaded guilty to felony and
misdemeanor in Georgia.
Johnston, 19 (picture right), notorious as one of the young
women bank robbers named the "Barbie Bandits" submitted a guilty
plea to felony theft and misdemeanor marijuana possession. "I
regret what I did. I wish I could take it back every day,"
Heather Johnston told the Cobb County Superior Court Judge Mary
Staley. There was no deal with the prosecution and according to
the young thief, she pleaded guilty in order to take
responsibility for her actions.
Heather Johnston and Ashley Miller
became famous as the "Barbie Bandits" after surveillance cameras
caught the two women robbing a Bank of America branch in Acworth,
Ga. in February. According to the cops, the bank teller was also
in on the plot. Later the two girls went on a shopping spree
with the almost $11,000 they stole from the bank, and even gave
money to the homeless, according to the investigators, who
caught the Barbie Bandits two days after the robbery.
Charges are still pending against Ashley
Miller, the bank teller and another person involved, and the
judge said she will sentence Heather Johnston after the three
other defendants' cases are concluded. The prosecution
recommends three years for the theft charge and one year for the
drugs. Meanwhile the parents of Heather Johnston, who has no
prior criminal record, asked Judge Mary Staley not to send her
to prison, even though Johnston later laughed about it during a
Published on 08/22/2007