Woman involved in city bank robbery receives sentencing

(Photo Source: Stephen Yang/The Cortland Voice).

A woman involved in a bank robbery in Cortland County last year recently received her sentencing in court.

Angela Schmidt, 48, of Cortland, was part of a bank robbery that took place last June at the Tompkins Community Bank on Main Street in Cortland.

From the June 23 (2023) incident, Schmidt pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted robbery. She was sentenced to five years of probation in county court last Tuesday (April 9). Schmidt previously faced accusations of third-degree grand larceny (a felony) and fifth-degree conspiracy (a misdemeanor).

Angela Schmidt. (Photo provided by the City of Cortland Police Department)

According to court documents, Schmidt was driving a white Mitsubishi during the incident. Her and Daniel Thilburg, 54, of Maine, fled the scene after court docs noted that Thilburg left the bank with $4,125 in cash. According to a city police report, Thilburg passed a note to the bank teller, advising the teller it was “a robbery and demanding money.”

Thilburg was arrested around 7 p.m. later that day, while Schmidt was arrested about an hour afterwards. Thilburg received the same charges as Schmidt.

Further details on Thilburg’s case in county court remain to be seen. Keith Dayton, Thilburg’s defense attorney, recently filed an omnibus motion but a decision and order has not been filed yet.