Associated Press, Published August 24 2012
Couple charged in federal court with robbing Grand Forks bankGRAND FORKS — A husband and wife accused of robbing a Grand Forks bank last month have been charged in federal court.
Twenty-year-old Johnny Patrom of Springfield, Mo., and his 18-year-old wife, Amanda Patrom, are accused of holding up Bank Forward on the morning of July 6. They have not been asked to enter a plea.
Court documents show that Johnny Patrom entered the bank, displayed a handgun and demanded money. Authorities say he got away with about $9,000.
Amanda Patrom allegedly entered the bank on two separate occasions prior to the robbery and told her husband how many employees were in the bank.
A detention hearing for Amanda Patrom, who is pregnant, is scheduled next week in Grand Forks.
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