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Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Was woman accused of robbing Galt bank in 2006 convicted?

Q: Six to eight years ago, Linda Denise Hill walked into a bank in Galt with a note indicating that she was conducting a robbery of that financial institution. Was she arrested and convicted? Did she serve any time in jail or prison?

A Concerned Citizen, Sacramento

A: Linda Denise Hill was arrested in August 2006 after she allegedly robbed the Farmer’s and Merchant’s Bank at 10330 Twin Cities Road in Galt.

According to a story in The Sacramento Bee, a woman wearing a wig and sunglasses entered the bank about 1:30 p.m. and handed a teller a note demanding money and left with the cash.

A teller provided a description of the woman and part of her license plate number. After reviewing surveillance video, detectives found Hill in front of her Sacramento residence and arrested her, Galt Police reported. Police said they found the stolen money, along with the wig and sunglasses used for the robbery in her house.

According to Sacramento Superior Court records available online, Hill initially was charged with felony counts of robbery and burglary. The robbery charge was dismissed in December 2007, and the burglary charge was reduced to a misdemeanor. She was sentenced in January 2008 to 300 days in a work furlough program and three years probation. Court records show that in August 2014, the burglary charge was “dismissed after conviction.”

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy