Bank Robbery Co-Defendant Pleads Guilty

 The Culver woman police say drove the getaway car when the main First National Bank of Monterey branch was robbed late last year was sentenced last week in Pulaski Circuit Court.

Michelle Riley pleaded guilty to aiding in a bank robbery with a deadly weapon in connection with the Dec. 23, 2013 holdup. Judge Michael Shurn sentenced her to 10 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections. She is to serve six years of purposeful incarceration, which is a DOC program to help offenders with substance abuse problems get treatment. Riley will serve the remaining four years of her sentence on probation. During that time she will be required to continue court-ordered substance abuse treatment and pass random drug tests. Judge Shurn also ordered her to pay $6,508 in restitution along with fines, court costs and fees.