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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Rhode Island

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 26, 2013

Justin Worley Sentenced To Federal Prison For Robbing Nine Banks

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Justin Worley, 34, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Providence to 73 months in federal prison, the high end of the federal sentencing guidelines, for robbing eight banks in Rhode Island and one bank in Massachusetts between February and September 2012, announced United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha.

At sentencing, U.S. District Court Judge William E. Smith also ordered Worley to serve 3 years of supervised release upon completion of his prison term and to make full restitution to the nine banks he admitted to robbing. Worley pleaded guilty on March 7, 2103, to nine counts of bank robbery.

At the time of his guilty plea, Worley admitted to the court that he robbed a financial institution in Seekonk, Mass., on February 23, 2012, and that he robbed eight financial institutions in Rhode Island between April 16, 2012 and September 18, 2012. Worley admitted that while using implied or explicit threats he robbed the banks of a total of $32,633.

Worley was arrested at a motel in Seekonk on September 19, 2012, by East Providence, R.I., and Seekonk, Mass., police. He has been detained since his arrest.

The robberies were investigated by the Barrington, Cranston, East Providence, North Providence, Pawtucket, Seekonk and Warwick Police Departments and the FBI.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys William J. Ferland and Paul F. Daly, Jr.

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