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Final 3 Sentenced in $17 Million Heist

February 4, 2003

STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) _ Three people were sentenced for stealing proceeds from an armored car company heist that netted the original thieves $17 million, ending a bizarre case that ensnared 24 people.

Jody Calloway, 33, who pleaded guilty in August 2001 to bank larceny and money laundering, was sentenced Monday to 6 1/2 years in prison while his wife, Jennifer, 29, received 4 1/2 years for her guilty pleas to the same charges.

Jody Calloway’s mother, Kathy Jane Grigg, 51, was sentenced to two years for accepting $28,000 of the stolen money and for perjuring herself during the Calloways’ 2001 trial.

All three were connected to the theft of nearly $800,000 in heist proceeds hidden in a storage locker.

The original set of thieves, who lifted the cash from a Loomis Fargo vault in October 1997 in the largest such heist in U.S. history, became known as ``the gang that couldn’t steal straight.″

``Today’s sentences mark the end of the ‘Loomis Fargo Heist’ case,″ said U.S. Attorney Bob Conrad Jr. ``It is a tangled saga of greed, destructive behavior and stupidity.″

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