Friday, June 22, 2012

Union County Man Admits Robbing Seven TD Banks

TRENTON—A Union County, New Jersey, man today admitted robbing seven branch locations of TD Bank throughout New Jersey from September 2011 to December 2011, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Julio Ferrer, 28, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joel A. Pisano in Trenton federal court to an information charging him with seven counts of bank robbery.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court, Ferrer admitted robbing the following TD Bank branches:

Count Date TD Bank Location

One September 11, 2011 560 North Avenue East
Westfield, New Jersey

Two October 19, 2011 37 Saint George Avenue
Roselle, New Jersey

Three November 19, 2011 1071 St. Georges Avenue
Rahway, New Jersey

Four December 1, 2011 70 Middlesex Avenue
Metuchen, New Jersey

Five December 11, 2011 1906 Lincoln Highway
Edison, New Jersey

Six December 16, 2011 570 Chestnut Street
Union, New Jersey

Seven December 22, 2011 883 State Road
Princeton, New Jersey

In every robbery, Ferrer passed handwritten demand notes to bank tellers. He admitted using a fake gun in the robbery of the TD Bank in Edison. Ferrer was on supervised release from a prior federal bank robbery conviction when he began his robbery spree.

The bank robbery charge is punishable by a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, or twice the gain to the defendant from the offense or loss to any victims. Sentencing is scheduled for September 27, 2012.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Michael B. Ward in Newark, and the police departments of Westfield, Roselle, Rahway, Metuchen, Edison, Union, and Princeton with the investigation that resulted in today’s guilty plea.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jane H. Yoon of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Health Care and Government Fraud Unit in Newark.

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