Woman robbed 3 banks in 30 minutes to get money for daughter's graduation party

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Woman Robs Three Banks in Under 30 Minutes

A Florida mother told a court she robbed three banks because she needed money to pay for her daughter's graduation party.

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Cindy Sanchez Carabeo, 50, pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to one count of interfering with interstate commerce by robbery, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

She told the judge that she carried out the robberies to pay for her daughter's party and cover her rent. She now faces up to 20 years in prison.

Police arrested Carabeo in May after she stole $6,000 from a BB&T Bank, a Wells Fargo and Florida Central Credit Union in Brandon in 30 minutes.

After she returned home from the third robbery, police arrested her and she was positively identified by all three bank managers.

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Authorities said Carabeo threatened to kill one teller and wrote "Happy Mother's Day" on the hold-up note, according to SunSentinel.com.

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