Warren woman convicted of bestiality appears in court on robbery charge

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A Warren woman who was the first person to be charged under the city’s bestiality law was back in court on a bank robbery charge.

Amber Finney is accused of robbing the Chase Bank on West Market Street. Also facing charges related to the robbery are 30-year-old Richard Williams and a 15-year-old boy.

Police said the robbery happened around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

A bank teller told police that a woman — identified in a police report as Finney — handed her a note, demanding money. The teller told her that she could only dispense $1,000 from the machine, so Finney took that and left, according to a police report. 

The teller said Finney told her that she didn’t want to hurt her during the robbery. 

Police said Finney then met up with a man at the corner of the property. Police said the suspects were arrested after a chase. 

A police report does not specify how Williams and the teen were involved in the robbery.  

In 2017, Finney was convicted of performing sex acts with a dog. She is on probation for that incident.

Thursday, a not-guilty plea was entered for Finney, and she pleaded not guilty to probation violation charges. 

A not-guilty plea was also entered for Williams, who faces a complicity to robbery charge. He also faces a probation violation charge. 

Their bonds were set at $50,000 each. 

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