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Posted by: Kevin Martinez
She used to free jailbirds — now she is one.
An Upper West Side lawyer landed behind bars Friday for allegedly robbing a bank in Greenwich, Conn, according to reports.
Meighan Marie McSherry, 46, a Bronx public defender, is accused of sticking up a Wells Fargo Bank on Route 1 near Dayton Avenue at around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, the Greenwich Time reported.
McSherry handed a teller a note demanding money and claiming to have a weapon, police said.
The lawyer — who lives in a posh building on West 72nd Street— was busted by cops fleeing the scene with cash, the police sources said.
But McSherry has no memory of the stickup, her lawyer, Jennifer De Castro Tunnard, told The Post.
“I don’t know yet why she can’t remember. All I can say is the facts aren’t as they appear. There is more to this story,” Tunnard said.
McSherry had spent the previous night in Pound Ridge in Westchester County, and she has no clue how she ended up in Greenwich, Tunnard claimed at an arraignment for McSherry on Friday morning.
Connecticut Superior Court Judge Auden Grogins set McSherry’s bond at $250,000. When she was unable to pay it, she was taken to jail.
McSherry also has worked for Legal Aid Society of New York in Manhattan. She is currently on leave from her job as a lawyer, Tunnard said.
There was no answer at McSherry’s apartment Friday.
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