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    Transgender woman ‘Iconic Facce’ pleads guilty to robbing banks to pay for her plastic surgery

    Hope it was worth it! Transgender woman ‘Iconic Facce’ is jailed for 15 years for robbing bank of $4,800 to pay for Mexican plastic surgery

    • Facce, 39, was Jimmy Lewis before she transitioned to become a woman 
    • She robbed banks in Alabama of $10,000 to pay for her gender reassignment surgery in 2008 
    • After being released from prison, she was arrested again in 2019 
    • That time, she walked into a bank in Mississippi and stole $4,800 after telling the teller she had one minute to give her the money ‘or die’ 
    • It’s unclear how much she got but it was enough to pay for facial plastic surgery 
    • In March 2019, after returning from Mexico, she was arrested at a Texas airport
    • Cops recognized her bandaged nose and swollen cheeks 
    • Now, she will spend 15 years in prison  

    A transgender woman who calls herself Iconic Facce has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for robbing a Mississippi bank to pay for her Mexican plastic surgery. 

    Facce – formerly known as Jimmy Lewis – robbed BancorpSouth in Mississippi on February 22, 2019, approaching a teller and telling her she had ‘one minute’ to hand over cash ‘or die’. 

    She stole $4,800 and used the money to fly to Mexico where she used the money to fluff up her cheeks, perfect her pout and thin-out her nose. 

    When she returned on March 30, she tried to quietly get through Houston Airport without being noticed but she forgot one key giveaway – her swollen, puffy cheeks and bandaged nose.

    That’s what gave her away to the officers, who were waiting at the airport to pick her up then extradite her back to Mississippi. 

    They had found her by tracing the cellphone she used on the day of the robbery which  they then followed to the airport, to Mexico, and back again. 

    Facce – formerly known as Jimmy Lewis – robbed BancorpSouth in Mississippi on February 22, 2019, approaching a teller and telling her she had ‘one minute’ to hand over cash ‘or die’

    This is how Facce looked when she entered the bank in February 2019 before robbing it. She'd undergone gender reassignment surgery - which she paid for with other stolen cash - but she wanted to change her face

    This is how Facce looked when she entered the bank in February 2019 before robbing it. She’d undergone gender reassignment surgery – which she paid for with other stolen cash – but she wanted to change her face

    This is what she looked like when she was picked up at the airport, ten days after the robbery in March 2019, after returning from Mexico. Cops spotted her immediately, thanks to her bandaged nose

    This is what she looked like when she was picked up at the airport, ten days after the robbery in March 2019, after returning from Mexico. Cops spotted her immediately, thanks to her bandaged nose 

    This week, after a two-year legal saga, she admitted robbery and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.  

    In 2019, Mississippi police released surveillance footage and stills of her prowling the bank, wearing sunglasses, a wig, a striped shirt and pants, before approaching the teller. 

    She then handed the female teller a note which read:  ‘you have 1 minute to give the money do not be wrong are [sic] die’.

    From June 2007 to January 2008, Lewis was said to have robbed banks in Alabama by passing threatening notes in Cleveland, Decatur and Lenoir City in Tennessee. 

    She was arrested in 2008 in Los Angeles on arrival with a flight from Mexico when one of her aliases was spotted by border agents. 

    According to police reports, Lewis threatened the life of a teller, saying in a note: ‘No games, no jokes and get your hands up. Don’t mash any alarms. 

    ‘Don’t move or she’s had it.’ 

    Lewis was sentenced to 51 months behind bars and probation for the robbery. 

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