GREENFIELD — An Anderson woman has pleaded guilty to felony charges stemming from her involvement in a March bank robbery and bomb threat in Fortville.
This week, Britney Krieg, 20, pleaded guilty to robbery and false informing as part of a plea deal she accepted from the Hancock County Prosecutor’s Office. Sentencing by Hancock Circuit Judge Richard Culver is scheduled for July 16.
Krieg was arrested in March after calling in a bomb threat to Mt. Vernon High School and assisting with a robbery at the Greenfield Banking Co. branch in Fortville, prosecutors said.
Krieg was one of two people charged in the incidents, which police said were related. As part of her plea deal, she agreed to testify against Matthew Irwin, 30, of Fortville. Police called him her accomplice.
Irwin, who is being held in the Hancock County Jail, faces charges of robbery, false informing, intimidation and being a habitual offender.
Police think Krieg called in a bomb threat at Mt. Vernon High School around 10:45 a.m. March 13. Several law enforcement agencies were called to the school, and students were evacuated.
A half-hour later, the Hancock County 911 Center received a call about a robbery at the bank, 111 W. Broadway St.
The caller said a man wearing a fake beard and glasses handed a teller a note demanding money.
As police began investigating the incidents, they suspected the incidents were connected.
Although the bomb threat call came from a phone with a Las Vegas area code, investigators were able to trace it to a Speedway gas station in Anderson, according to police reports. Surveillance footage showed Krieg using a payphone at the business about the time the call was placed, deputy prosecutor Marie Castetter said.
Investigators believe Kreig wrote the note that Irwin handed to the bank teller because her handwriting matched the handwriting on the note, Castetter said.
Krieg faced Level 5 and Level 6 felony charges related to the case, with a collective penalty of six months to six years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
Prosecutor Brent Eaton said he expects Krieg will serve at least six years in jail and a year of probation.
Irwin’s case is pending. He faces 15½ years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines. He returns to court in August.