A woman has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for her role in the December 20, 2012, robbery of the Catoosa Teachers Federal Credit Union, in Ringgold, Ga.
Pelaralyss Young, 27, of Alexandria, Va., will also get five years of supervised release. Young's co-conspirator, Laron Burns, 45, was sentenced in the Eastern District of Michigan to 18 years in federal prison.
"Young and Burns targeted a small town credit union at a time when they thought it would be most vulnerable -- the Christmas season," U.S. Attorney John Horn said in a news release. "Armed with air pistols, they jumped a teller counter, broke a teller's leg, and forced employees and customers into the vault, where they were held for the remainder of the robbery."
The robbery was timed to occur immediately after a cash delivery, and the defendants fled with nearly $170,000, the release said. They also seized and fled with the cell phones of customers in order to prevent any attempts to alert police.
Both defendants have also been ordered to pay $166,340 in victim restitution.