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Alabama woman with unusual name pleads guilty to bank robbery

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It seems appropriate that someone named Iconic Facce delivers a memorable mugshot.

An Ozark, Al., woman who goes by the legal name, Iconic Facce, was convicted of two counts of armed robbery after pleading guilty to a Gulfport, Miss., bank hold up two years ago, reports the New York Post.

Facce, 39, who was born under her birth name of Jimmy Maurice Lewis II, was allegedly involved in the bank robbery to fund her sexual reassignment plastic surgery according to AL.com

Her trial was set for June 28 but she requested to plead guilty beforehand and a Circuit Judge sentenced Facce to the maximum term of 15 years on each count to run concurrently, NBC News reported.

Police in Gulfport, Miss., say they became aware of her presence in the bank by a hidden alarm activated in the branch.

When authorities arrived employees told them the suspect had approached a teller window and handed over a hand-scrawled note that read: “You have 1 min to give the money do not be wrong or die.”

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While the tellers didn’t see a weapon they did recall the suspect had a swollen face that seemed to indicate recent cosmetic surgery.

The robbery was also captured on the bank’s surveillance system while an abandoned Cadillac parked nearby was traced back to Facce, according to the Associated Press.

In the meantime, the public was sent images of the suspect asking for help in identifying her.

Facce was eventually detained at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport on March 30, 2019, after re-entering the country from Mexico presumably having had some surgery given subsequent mugshots showed her sporting surgical tape around her nose.

Earlier Facce was found guilty of another bank robbery on Jan. 20, 2009, in Alabama, AL.com reported, and served 51 months in that case during which she reportedly demanded a teller give her at least $20,000.

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