ALLENTOWN, Pa. – A Pennsylvania woman who donned a clown suit and robbed a bank last summer will spend two to 10 years in prison.
Forty-four-year-old Carolyn Williams was sentenced Friday in Northampton County court. She pleaded guilty in June to a felony robbery charge.
Williams made off with about $7,000 after wearing the garish outfit, red nose and rainbow wig into a Bethlehem Township bank last August and saying she had a bomb.
She falsely claimed she was forced to rob the bank by a kidnapper who had her children.
Williams' attorney says she suffers from bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and dependency on prescription drugs because of a spinal injury.