Crime

Mountain Home woman charged in Glenns Ferry bank robbery

Charlina R. Folden
Charlina R. Folden

Charlina R. Folden, 28, was arrested Sunday by Boise Police and taken to the Elmore County Jail in Mountain Home.

She is accused of Wednesday’s robbery of the U.S. Bank branch in Glenns Ferry, 4 E. Idaho Ave. A woman entered the bank and gave a teller a note demanding money. She fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The woman, described as 5-feet-6 and 120 pounds wore a black ski mask, a black and purple hoodie and gray sweatpants. She was last seen running east on Idaho Avenue.

At 1:33 p.m. that day, an Elmore County police dispatcher received a call of a fight they later believed was used as a ruse to divert attention away from the bank. Nine minutes after that call came in, bank officials reported the robbery.

The bank offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the robber.

Detectives are continuing to pursue additional leads on the case. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Kyle Moore at 573-5968 or the Elmore County dispatch office at 587-2100.

At the time of her arrest, Folden had three pending criminal cases against her in Elmore County.

She is scheduled to go to trial May 10 on a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, in a case brought in January.

She is also set to appear April 25 for preliminary hearings in two other cases. She is accused of felony grand theft in one and two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance in the other. Both of those cases were filed March 30.

John Sowell: 208-377-6423, @IDS_Sowell

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