International Fugitive Pleads Guilty To12-Year-Old Armored Car Heist
LAS VEGAS - (12/01/05) -- The driver of an armored car thatdisappeared in front of the Circus Circus casino in 1993 with $3million of credit union and bank cash in it pleaded guiltyWednesday to the spectacular heist. Wearing an orange jail jumpsuitand ankle shackles, Heather Tallchief, now 33, told the court shehas been living as a fugitive in Europe since then on a forgedpassport. Tallchief agreed to plead guilty after giving herself upOct. 27 to stealing the cash, $2.5 million of it headed to Bank ofAmerica and $500,000, of it belonging to Nevada FCU. Tallchief toldthe court she drove the Loomis Armored truck to a rented garagewhere she and her boyfriend, Roberto Solis, loaded the money ontoanother vehicle, then flew out of the country from a northernNevada airport. She told the court she doesn't know where Solis orthe money is. Tallchief claims she was seduced by Solis, aconvicted murderer, then brainwashed into getting a job at thearmored car company to commit the heist. Tallchief faces up to 40years in prison when she is sentenced in January and has agreed topay restitution of $2.9 million from any movie or book deal shegets.