Westbrook Woman Pleads Guilty to Robbery Charges
Contact: Julia M. Lipez
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that
Maria Mattson, of Westbrook, Maine, pled guilty today in United States District Court in Portland before
United States District Judge George Z. Singal to aiding and abetting bank robbery, conspiracy to commit
bank robbery, and interference with commerce by robbery.
Court records reveal that Mattson was the getaway driver for the January and February 2012
robberies of Cumberland Farms in Portland, University Credit Union in Portland, TruChoice Credit Union
in Portland, Evergreen Credit Union in Windham and Auburn Savings Bank in Lewiston. Mattson was
arrested on February 15, 2012.
Mattson faces imprisonment of up to 20 years on the bank robbery and interference with
commerce by robbery charges, up to 5 years imprisonment on the conspiracy charge, and fines of
up to $250,000 on each count. She will be sentenced after completion of a pre-sentence report by the
United States Probation Office.
The charges are the result of a collaborative investigation conducted by the Lewiston, Portland
and Windham Police Departments, and the Southern Maine Gang Task Force, which is made up of
investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Portland Police Department, U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
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