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Texas Bank Robber Who Showed Teller His ID Sentenced

DALLAS (March 15, 2011)—Nathan Wayne Pugh, 49, of Sachse, whose attempt to rob a Dallas bank was thwarted by a teller who requested two forms of identification from him, is headed to federal prison.

A federal judge sentenced Pugh Tuesday to more than eight years behind bars.

Last July, prosecutors say, Pugh attempted to rob a Wells Fargo Bank in Dallas while on parole for two earlier aggravated robberies.

The teller stalled and told Pugh that he needed two forms of ID before she could hand over the cash he demanded.

Pugh showed her his Wells Fargo debit card, then a Texas state ID card bearing his name.

Pugh was caught as he tried to flee with $800.

He pleaded guilty in October to the bank robbery count.

His 102-month sentence will run consecutive to the 25-year terms he must serve for the previous robberies.


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