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MARCH 7, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SIX MEN INDICTED IN CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT BANK LARCENY
Indictment Alleges that the Group Stole ATMs
BALTIMORE, Maryland - United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein announces that a federal grand jury has indicted Jarvis Lloyd Brooks, age 31, Eugene Jeffrey Jenkins, age 23, Stephen Leroy Cure, age 22, Tracy Delong Fletcher, age 29, Eric Thomas, age 48, all of Bowie, Maryland, and Charles Edward Harrison, age 46, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, for crimes committed in connection with a conspiracy to commit bank larceny by stealing Automated Teller Machines (ATMs). The indictment was returned on March 1, 2006, and unsealed today.
The two-count indictment charges the defendants with conspiracy to commit bank larceny by stealing several ATMs in various locations in Prince George’s County, as well as attempting to steal construction equipment for use in the thefts. The indictment alleges that as part of the conspiracy the defendants drove from Maryland to Virginia for the purpose of breaking into an ATM and purchased tools for that purpose. Finally, the indictment alleges that Tracy Fletcher and Eric Thomas stole an ATM containing deposits of $109,763.73 from the Bank of America at 1144 Bowie Town Center, in Bowie.
The defendants face a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the conspiracy count. Thomas and Fletcher also face ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the bank larceny charge. Brooks, Jenkins, Cure, Thomas and Harrison have all been arrested and had initial appearances. Fletcher remains a fugitive.
An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the investigative work performed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Stephanie Gallagher and Michael Leotta, who are prosecuting the case.
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