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COPY-'Barbie Bandit' suspect pleads guilty in Georgia bank theft

Associated Press - August 22, 2007 12:23 PM ET

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - 1 of the two young women dubbed the "Barbie Bandits" after a videotaped bank theft has pleaded guilty.

In a tearful apology, Heather Johnston said she wished she could "take it back every day."

She says she decided to plead guilty to felony theft and misdemeanor marijuana possession because she wanted to take responsibility for her actions. Johnston did not have a deal with prosecutors.

Surveillance video shows Johnston and Ashley Miller wearing sunglasses and laughing as they appeared to steal nearly $11,000. Authorities later said the bank teller was in on the plot.

Authorities say Miller and Johnston went on a shopping spree afterward and even gave money to the homeless.

Charges against Miller, the bank teller and another man are still pending.

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