Member of 'Scarecrow Bandits' receives sentence

January 29, 2010 4:18:59 PM PST
One of the members of a bank robbery gang called the "Scarecrow Bandits" has been sentenced to more than 354 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle also ordered Thursday that Corey Duffey, 29, pay restitution of $355,976.

Duffey and four others were found guilty last August on multiple bank robbery and weapons charges for at least 21 holdups in North Texas. Two others pleaded guilty before a trial.

The group made up a bank robbery gang called the "Scarecrow Bandits" that robbed banks in 2008, stealing more than $300,000.

They were called "Scarecrow Bandits" because of loose shirts and floppy hats worn during some of the first robberies.