Wood County woman convicted for bank robberies in 3 states

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CLARKSBURG, W.Va.- (WTAP) UPDATE: 4/20/17, 4:20 P.M.

A Wood County woman faces up to 20 years in prison and up to $750,000 in fines, after she was convicted Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Clarksburg, on charges for bank robberies in 3 states.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of West Virginia, 31-year-old Christine Joy Martin, of Davisville, was convicted of 3 counts of Unarmed Bank Robbery.

Martin was charged in a six-count information filed April 5, 2017.

Martin admitted to robbing Huntington Bank in Marion County of $2,000 on November 4, 2016, robbing WesBanco Bank in Washington County, Pennsylvania, of $350.00 on December 23, 2016, and the People’s Bank in Athens County, Ohio of $2,150 on December 27, 2016.

Martin has waived venue on the charges in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Martin faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for each count. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.


ORIGINAL ARTICLE: 3/8/17, 6:45 P.M.

A Wood County woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury, for a December bank robbery.

Christine Martin was indicted this week on two counts of bank robbery, according to information from the U.S. District Court Clerk in Clarksburg.

She's accused of walking into the United Bank in Morgantown on December 20, demanding money, then fleeing the scene.

She was arrested ten days later at a Parkersburg hotel, after a deputy marshal spotted her at a hotel check-in counter.

She is also a suspect in other area bank robberies.