Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Los Ranchos Woman Sentenced for Robbing Bank in Albuquerque in March 2015
ALBUQUERQUE – Denise Romero, 28, of Los Ranchos, N.M., was sentenced in federal court today to 37 months in prison for robbing the New Mexico Bank & Trust branch located on 4th Street NW in Albuquerque, N.M., in March 2015. She will be on supervised release for three years after completing her prison sentence. Romero also was ordered to pay full restitution to the bank.
Romero was arrested on March 20, 2015, on a criminal complaint alleging that she robbed the New Mexico Bank & Trust branch on March 16, 2015. According to the complaint, Romero approached the bank teller with a note to the teller suggesting that Romero had a gun. Romero used the money from the bank robbery to bail her boyfriend out of jail.
Romero was indicted on April 14, 2015, and charged with bank robbery. On Aug. 11, 2015, Romero pled guilty to the indictment without the benefit of a plea agreement.
This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the FBI and the Albuquerque Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rumaldo R. Armijo.