Firefighter Who Robbed Bank, Tipped Teller, Sentenced

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    A former Dallas firefighter, who robbed a bank and tipped a teller $20 from the loot, passed out when he found out he had been sentenced to nearly four years in prison.

    A federal judge in Dallas on Wednesday sentenced 37-year-old Jesus Ventura of Irving to 46 months behind bars.

    Dallas Firefighter Accused of Bank Robbery

    [DFW] Dallas Firefighter Accused of Bank Robbery
    A Dallas firefighter has been accused of robbing a bank and slipping the teller a $20 tip from the loot. Federal prosecutors on announced today the arrest of 37-year-old Jesus Ventura of Irving on a bank robbery charge.

    Ventura fainted after the sentence was read and was taken to Parkland Hospital for treatment.

    In September Ventura pleaded guilty to bank robbery.

    Police say a Chase bank branch was robbed last April 10 and Ventura, who was still a firefighter but off-duty, was arrested minutes later. An undisclosed amount of cash was recovered.

    Dallas Fire-Rescue officials fired Ventura a week after his arrest. At the time Ventura told a judge that he had bipolar disorder issues.