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Facebook Braggart Heads to Prison for Robbery

HOUSTON (AP) _ A federal judge in Houston has issued prison sentences to two of four people who pleaded guilty to robbing a Houston bank and bragging about it on Facebook.

Prosecutors say Estefany Danelia Martinez was sentenced Thursday to 15 months in prison, while Arturo Solano drew a 10-month sentence. Both had pleaded guilty to bank robbery and embezzlement of bank funds.

Authorities say Martinez, who’s 18, and fellow bank teller Anna Margarita Rivera recruited Solano, Rivera’s brother, and Ricky Gonzalez, Martinez’s boyfriend, to steal more than $62,000 in the March 23rd heist.

An anonymous tip led investigators to Facebook posts Martinez posted on her boyfriend’s page, proclaiming “IM RICH.”

Rivera is set to be sentenced Dec. 8 and Gonzalez on Jan. 5.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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