'Bad Hair Bandit' Who Hit Bellevue Bank Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

Federal authorities say Cynthia Lynn Van Holland is responsible for more than 20 bank robberies in four states.

The bank robber federal authorities dubbed the "" was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison.

Cynthia Lynn Van Holland, 48, will also have to pay more than $33,000 in restitution, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Eastern California.

Van Holland was linked to a bank robbery that took $2,330 from  on April 21, 2011. She also struck 20 other banks across Washington, Oregon, California and Montana. 

She was arrested in Placer County, Calif., in August 2011 after robbing a Bank of the West branch in Auburn, Calif.

Federal authorities in Seattle dubbed Van Holland the "Bad Hair Bandit" because she wore wigs and other unusual disguises during the crimes.


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