updated 5/17/2007 5:18:05 AM ET 2007-05-17T09:18:05

Evonne D. Maurice apparently wanted to get away in style.

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The 22-year-old pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to trying to rob a bank at a drive-up window while traveling in a hired limousine.

Authorities said Maurice had a limousine take her to a Citizens Bank branch in Cranston and told the driver she needed to withdraw cash to pay for the ride.

Then she walked up to the window and handed the teller an envelope with a note demanding money and saying there were two bombs in the bank.

The teller triggered an alarm, and Maurice got back in the limo without any money and was driven away. The driver was unaware of the Dec. 1, 2005, robbery attempt, prosecutors said.

Maurice was arrested in Tampa, Fla. Prosecutors said she told police there that she robbed banks to pay the drug-dealing debts of her and her boyfriend.

The Westbrook, Conn., woman faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

An attorney for Maurice did not immediately return a call for comment Wednesday.

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