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Carol Stream woman guilty of hiding evidence in bank robbery

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A Carol Stream woman was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison for hiding evidence in a bank robbery investigation targeting her roommate.

Maureen Manos, 50, pleaded guilty to felony obstructing justice and was sentenced by DuPage County Judge Robert Kleeman.

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Manos was charged after the Oct. 20, 2011, robbery of West Suburban Bank, 895 E. Geneva Road in Carol Stream. Prosecutors said she moved a safe and two suitcases from her apartment on the 600 block of Gundersen Drive when she learned her roommate, Stephen Bolf, had come under investigation.

Assistant State's Attorney David Bayer said Bolf was cooperative and gave authorities consent to search his home after he was found behind the bank and identified as a suspect.

Bayer said investigators expected to find certain items of evidence based on Bolf's statements, but "when they looked around the apartment, those items were missing."

Under questioning by police, Manos admitted she moved the items to an apartment above hers because she knew authorities would search her home, Bayer said.

In exchange for her plea, prosecutors dropped charges alleging Manos had heroin, cocaine and ammunition in the containers removed from the apartment.

The arrest happened less than two weeks after she pleaded guilty to recklessly shooting a Glendale Heights police detective in a January 2010 lover's quarrel.

Because of the earlier conviction, Kleeman sentenced Manos to a concurrent two-year term for violating probation with her latest arrest.

Bolf pleaded guilty last August and was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison, according to federal court records.

Manos could have faced up to six years in prison if convicted at trial. She received credit for 74 days spent in the DuPage jail after her arrest.

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