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Gaithersburg woman indicted on charges of robbing two banks

She is also accused of trying to rob a third

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A Gaithersburg woman charged with robbing two banks and trying to rob another has been federally indicted.

Carisa Cline, 44, is accused of robbing banks in Gaithersburg on Jan. 29 and Feb. 8, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office on Wednesday.

Cline was charged by Montgomery County police in February with robbing the following banks:

  • The BB&T bank at 467 Frederick Ave. Police said Cline passed the teller a note demanding cash and implying that she was armed. After getting cash, she fled.
  • The Wells Fargo Bank at 12161 Darnestown Road. Police said Cline went up to the teller, implied that she was armed and took money before fleeing in a Chevrolet Malibu.

Police also accused Cline of trying to rob the M&T Bank on Bank Street on Jan. 28. They said at the time that she went up to a teller and demanded cash, but left without getting any.

Cline’s indictment was returned June 2 and unsealed on Wednesday after appearing in federal court, according to a press release.

Cline has been charged under her legal name of Christopher Cline. Her attorney, Charles Lipscomb, did not immediately reply to a text message from Bethesda Beat seeking comment.

Cline faces a maximum penalty of up to 20 years in prison.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com