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An alleged bank robber known as Iconic Facce has been accused of holding up banks in several southern states, allegedly to fund her face-changing plastic surgery operations south of the border.
Iconic Facce, a trans woman from Ashford, Alabama previously known as Jimmy Maurice Lewis II, was nabbed on March 30 at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston after she had traveled to Mexico for another plastic surgery procedure, Georgia-based newspaper The Telegraph reports.
She had been identified as a bank robbery suspect following an incident at BancorpSouth Bank in Mississippi on March 22. The suspect in that robbery walked into the bank branch and handed the teller a note demanding cash, according to a press release by the Gulfport Police.
Witnesses described the suspect in that case as someone who appeared to have recently gone under the knife since their lips were noticeably swollen, The Telegraph reports. The bank’s surveillance system caught her on camera, as well.
But when Facce was apprehended at the airport, it appeared she had once again altered her appearance: In addition to her face being swollen, her nose and cheeks were bandaged up and her skin seemed to be lightened, according to The Telegraph.
Gulfport Police said that Facce has a “criminal history involving bank robbery,” and she’s been charged in other robberies in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Texas.
“[She] was convicted of bank robbery in 2008 after robbing a bank in Decatur, Alabama,” the department said.
Additionally, Facce has used different names to identify herself over the years, among them Destinee J. Lewis and Christy Nicole Lewis, according to federal and state court records cited by The Telegraph.
She is being held at Harris County Jail in Texas while awaiting extradition to Mississippi.
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