- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

BENTON, Ill. (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted a southwestern Illinois woman on charges linked to three bank holdups.

Thirty-seven-year-old Easter Jimison of Collinsville is accused of three counts of bank burglary.

Authorities allege Jimison robbed the First Collinsville Bank in Caseyville of more than $4,600 on Nov. 7. Investigators say that on Dec. 5, Jimison demanded cash from a teller at the Bank of Edwardsville branch in Swansea but had second thoughts, apologizing to the bank worker before leaving empty-handed.

Five days later, authorities allege Jimison robbed a First Collinsville Bank branch in Maryville.

No weapon was displayed during the alleged holdups, and no one was injured.

A message left Thursday with her federal public defender was not immediately returned.

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