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Associated Press, Published August 24 2012

Couple charged in federal court with robbing Grand Forks bank

GRAND 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.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.