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FBI: Woman robbed Wyoming bank to return to prison

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By BEN NEARY
Associated Press

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Federal authorities say a woman who was recently released from prison in Oregon robbed a bank in Wyoming only to throw the cash up in the air outside the building and sit down to wait for police.

Investigators say 59-year-old Linda Patricia Thompson told them she wanted to go back to prison.

Oregon correctional authorities say Thompson was released in June after serving six years on a robbery conviction.

Thompson told investigators she suffered facial fractures after strangers beat her at a Cheyenne park last weekend.

Investigators said she told them she couldn't get a room at a homeless shelter and decided to rob the bank Wednesday because she could no longer stay on the streets.

Thompson faces a detention hearing Tuesday and doesn't have an attorney yet.

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