The defense attorney in a rambling question asks Michelle if she concocted the story and she answers "True".
When the gun thug puts duct tape over Michelle's mouth it is nearly horizontal. After the scene change, it is at an angle with the left side being lower.
In criminal trials, the prosecution puts its witnesses on first. No attorney, as an officer of the court, would allow his witness to commit perjury. If the witness is expected to lie, the attorney would not call the witness.
The amount stolen in a bank robbery is never disclosed to the media.