'Granny' Bank Robber Gets 6 Years in Ohio Prison

A retired bank teller who became known as the "Granny Robber" for a series of bank robberies in southwest Ohio has been sentenced to six years in prison on top of an earlier three-year sentence.

Barbara Joly of Middletown was sentenced Wednesday in Warren County Common Pleas Court for robbing three banks in that county.

The 68-year-old was sentenced earlier this month in neighboring Butler County after pleading guilty to one bank robbery there. The sentences will run consecutively.

Authorities say Joly left notes demanding money and warning the teller that an accomplice had a gun.

Joly's lawyer has said the robberies were an attempt to support a grown son who had fallen on hard times.