FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 9, 2011
CAMDEN, N.J. – A former TD Bank teller was sentenced today to 41 months in prison for her role in the robbery of a gas station owner outside a TD Bank in Deptford, N.J., U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Stephanie Jordan, 23, previously pleaded guilty to an Information charging her with one count of aiding and abetting a Hobbs Act robbery. She entered her guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez, who also imposed the sentence today in Camden federal court.
According to documents filed in this and related cases and statements made in court:.
Prior to the robbery on June 11, 2010, Jordan gave Donnell Cheek a tip regarding a bank customer who made large cash deposits. The customer owned several gas stations.
On the day of the robbery, Donnell Cheek, his brother Dashawn Cheek, and co-conspirator Jamaine Levi waited near the gas station owner’s house and followed him to several gas stations and to the TD Bank in Deptford.
At the bank, the Cheek brothers got out of the car, approached the gas station owner, and took his blue Sunoco money bag containing tens of thousands of dollars in proceeds of his gas stations’ sales. After stealing the money, the Cheeks ran back to where Levi was waiting in the car. They later split the cash.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Rodriguez sentenced Jordan to three years of supervised release and ordered her to pay $72,684 in restitution.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI’s South Jersey Resident Agency, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge George C. Venizelos, in Philadelphia; investigators with the Camden County and Gloucester County Prosecutors’ Offices, under the direction of Prosecutors Warren W. Faulk and Sean F. Dalton, respectively; and officers with the Voorhees and Deptford Township Police Departments with the investigation leading to today’s sentence.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason M. Richardson of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Camden.
Defense counsel: John F. Renner Esq., Marlton, N.J.