Crime

Accused 'Bad Hair Bandit,' wife indicted in Whitley robbery

Jason Fox, who authorities say was known as the "Bad Hair Bandit," and his wife, Tasha K. Fox, were indicted Wednesday on charges related to the Dec. 1 robbery of L&N Federal Credit Union in Whitley County, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the eastern district of Kentucky.

The couple, from Williamsburg, were indicted by a federal grand jury in London. They are charged with armed bank robbery and conspiracy to carry and use a firearm during a violent crime. Jason Fox also is charged with carrying and using a firearm during a violent crime.

The credit union was robbed of $3,270.

If convicted, Jason Fox, 30, would face a mandatory prison sentence of seven years on the firearm charge. He also could face a sentence of up to 25 years on the other charges. Tasha Fox, 26, could face a sentence of up to 25 years if convicted.

Earlier this month, the Foxes were held in the Whitley County jail on robbery charges.

Police said Jason Fox had confessed to seven bank robberies in Kentucky and Tennessee, WKYT-TV reported.

The nickname "Bad Hair Bandit" came from the bank robber's wearing of ill-fitting wigs as disguises.

The Foxes are to be arraigned Jan. 20 in U.S. District Court in London.

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