QUEEN CITY MAN SENTENCED FOR FOUR BANK ROBBERIES
AND CHECK FRAUD
CONCORD, NH –Richard Joseph Perry was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Steven J. McAuliffe to a term of 92 months of incarceration for a series of four bank robberies, including two in Manchester, N.H., and to a check forging scheme, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas. Perry previously had pleaded guilty to four counts of Bank Robbery and, in connection with the forgery scheme, one count of Bank Fraud. Perry, age 36, resided in Manchester before his arrest on August 20, 2009, on related charges.
In prior proceedings, Perry admitted that he committed four bank robberies on the following dates at the following bank branches: (1) on July 22, 2009, a branch of Citizen’s Bank at 365 Lincoln Street, Manchester, N.H.; (2) on August 6, 2009, a branch of Citizen’s Bank in Wareham, Massachusetts; (3) on August 13, 2009, a branch of Citizen’s Bank in Hyannis, Massachusetts; and (4) on August 18, 2009, a branch of TD Bank at 300 Franklin Street, Manchester, N.H. Perry acknowledged that, during each robbery, he displayed to a bank teller a note demanding money. In each instance, according to Perry’s admissions, the teller complied, and Perry fled with the money.
During prior proceedings, Perry also admitted to a scheme to defraud TD Bank and a relative. Specifically, Perry acknowledged that he stole blank checks from a relative. He further acknowledged that he made those checks – drawn on his relative’s account at TD Bank -- payable to a friend, forging his relative’s signature. Perry admitted that he then induced his friend to cash the forged checks and turn the proceeds from those transactions over to Perry, who used them for his own personal benefit.
In addition to imposing the 92 months of incarceration, Chief Judge McAuliffe ordered Perry to make full restitution to the banks he robbed and to the relative he defrauded and imposed a term of supervised release of five years. During his term of supervised release, Perry will be required to abide by certain conditions established by the court, including satisfying his restitution obligations. If Perry violates those terms of conditions, he could be returned to prison. Perry has been jailed since his arrest.
The multi-jurisdictional investigation that resulted in Perry’s prosecution was coordinated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with vital investigative contributions from the Manchester (N.H.) Police Department, as well as the Wareham (Mass.) and the Barnstable (Mass.) Police Departments. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Morse.