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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Topeka Man Charged With RobberyAt Kaw Valley Bank

TOPEKA, KAN. - A Topeka man who was arrested in Omaha has been charged with bank robbery, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

A criminal complaint was unsealed today charging Cade Michael Sharples, 36, Topeka, Kan., with one count of bank robbery. The complaint alleges that on Sept. 17 Sharples robbed the Kaw Valley Bank at 3000 SE Croco Road. According to an investigator’s affidavit, a white male entered the bank about 2:45 p.m. and gave a teller a piece of paper saying he was there to rob the bank and he had a gun. The robber told the clerk several times that he had a gun and ordered her to hurry up and “stop messing around.” The man left the bank with money in a black bag.

After investigators made public surveillance photos of the robber wearing a gray hoodie, a blue shirt and a blue University of Kansas baseball hat, they received tips that led them to Sharples.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Topeka Police Department and the FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.