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The Dougherty Gang

Not Your Usual Bank Robbers


For one thing, Lee Grace Dougherty doesn't look like someone who'd be charged with robbing a bank. She's got long dark hair, a pretty face, and light blue-green eyes. But the most striking thing about Lee Grace is her athletic, toned body, which she used to her advantage as a part-time stripper. In Florida, where she and her two siblings were from, Lee worked at Cheaters in Cocoa Beach for a spell.

Lee Grace Dougherty
Lee Grace Dougherty

Lee was not shy about flaunting her body online. Until the scandal, Lee had an active Flickr profile on the photo sharing website. There, she posted picture after picture of herself posing in bikinis. Some of those photos were more risqué. Celeb website TMZ got its hands on Lee posing partially nude and totally nude, which appeared to have been taken and posted just before the bank robbery and car chase.

She wrote on her Flickr page: "I am a Floridian. Born and raised in Seminole County. I have a huge crazy family. I'm 28 but act like I'm 17 most of the time. I love to farm and shoot guys and wreck cars. I'm a redneck and proud of it. I like milk and German engineering and causing mayhem with my siblings."

Though she worked at Cheaters, it seemed that stripping wasn't enough.

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