Woman Sentenced After Pleading Guilty To Bank Robbery

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email
A local woman was sentenced to federal prison Wednesday after she earlier pleaded guilty to helping her husband rob a Waco bank.

Wendy Chudej, also known as Wendy Michelle Griggers, (left), Matthew James Chudej (Jail photos)

WACO (January 22, 2014) A Waco-area woman was sentenced to federal prison Wednesday after se pleaded guilty last November to helping her husband rob a Waco bank.

U.S. District Judge Walter S. Smith sentenced Wendy Chudej to serve three years in federal prison to be followed by three years on supervised release, pay $5,621 in restitution and a $100 special assessment to the court.

Chudej, 32, admitted in the same courtroom on November 25, 2013 that she wrote a demand note and served as a getaway driver for her husband, who held up the First National Bank of Central Texas branch on North Valley Mills Drive on Aug. 9.

Matthew Chudej, 26, pleaded guilty to the same charge on Oct. 17 and later was sentenced to serve five years in federal prison, to be followed by three years on supervised release, and to pay $5,621 in restitution and $100 in special assessment to the court.

Court documents show Matthew Chudej entered the bank and presented a note to a teller demanding cash.

The teller complied and handed him approximately about $8,000, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.


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