Minnesota Woman Sentenced In St. Croix Falls Bank Robbery Case
A Minnesota woman has been sentenced in a Polk County bank robbery case. Tanya Kay Anderson, 39, of Stanchfield, Minn., was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb to 46 months in federal prison for the crime after Anderson pleaded guilty back in February.
On September 7, 2012, officials say Anderson robbed the Eagle Valley Bank in St. Croix Falls. Anderson entered the bank wearing heavy makeup, dark glasses, a hat, and a brightly colored construction vest. She handed a note to the teller that said, “This is a robbery. I have a gun. Put large untraceable bills on counter, do it NOW or die.”
Anderson left the bank and drove away, but was promptly stopped by police. They say she had money sticking out of her pockets. Anderson was not armed, but was also found with the robbery note.
The charge against Anderson was the result of an investigation by the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, St. Croix Falls Police Department, and Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution of this case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin F. Burke.