Father-daughter bank robbing team gets jail time

In this Dec. 10, 2013 photo inmates hang out on their bunks in a new unit in the Harris County Jail for gay, bisexual and transgender inmates in Houston. Harris County processes some 125,000 inmates annually. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
In this Dec. 10, 2013 photo inmates hang out on their bunks in a new unit in the Harris County Jail for gay, bisexual and transgender inmates in Houston. Harris County processes some 125,000 inmates annually. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

DALLAS (AP) — A father and daughter blamed for three Dallas bank robbers have been sentenced to prison.

Prosecutors in Dallas on Tuesday announced 50-year-old John Charles Applewhite has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for last May’s holdups.

Applewhite in October pleaded guilty to three counts of bank robbery. Investigators say he was on supervised release for another holdup at the time of the 2013 robberies.

His daughter, 23-year-old Shelby Dawn Applewhite, in November pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit those three bank robberies. A judge in March sentenced the daughter to five years in prison.

Investigators say the Shelby Applewhite would enter a bank to check the layout, then report details to her father — who would wear a disguise and rob the place.

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