Senior bank robber, Datha Nation, going back to jail after escape during work release

LONGMONT, Colo. - A 65-year-old Longmont woman who pleaded guilty to escaping from a work-release sentence has been sentenced to jail.

Datha Nation had nearly completed the work-release sentence for a bank robbery in 2011 when she failed to return to jail in January after a day of looking for work. Police say she was later spotted at a bus stop and allegedly told an officer who approached her that she was the twin of the woman pictured in a newspaper article about the escape.

The Longmont Times-Call reports Nation was sentenced Tuesday to two years in jail for a theft conviction stemming from the 2011 robbery because she didn't complete her original sentence, plus a one-year term for the escape.

During the Wells Fargo bank robbery in 2011, Nation reportedly threatened the teller with AIDS.

Police said Nation approached the counter and gave the teller a note explaining that she was robbing the bank.

"She indicated she had AIDS and would give it to the teller if she didn't cooperate," said Longmont police spokesman Jeff Satur.

The teller gave her an undisclosed amount of cash and the woman walked off.

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