Albuquerque

A Los Lunas woman could receive up to 20 years in prison for her role in several bank robberies, including two in Socorro.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Carmen K. Tull admitted to robbing three banks: State National in Socorro on Aug. 28, 2001; New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union in Socorro earlier this spring; and the Bank of Albuquerque in Belen on June 1, 2001.

Tull, 42, recently pleaded guilty to three counts of bank robbery, a federal crime. As part of a plea agreement, she must also pay restitution, totaling $29,211, to seven banks: The Bank of Albuquerque in Belen, the New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union in Socorro, Socorro’s Bank of America and State National Bank branches, and Rancher’s Banks in Los Lunas and Moriarty.

Socorro police caught Tull on April 3 in the Smith’s parking lot, just minutes after the credit union, 915 N. California St., was robbed. According to court documents, the $5,618 taken from the credit union was recovered and is not included in the restitution. The U.S. Attorney’s Office will not oppose a sentence “at the lowest end of the guideline range.”

Doug Beldon of the Federal Bureau of Investigation previously said that Tull was described as the “skeleton mask robber” because of what she wore.

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