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Wellington resident charged for robbery of Credit Union

Dec. 20, 2012

A federal grand jury in returned a three-count indictment charging Shannon Rush, age 19, of Wellington, Ohio, with acting as an accessory after the fact to the robbery of a credit union, concealing said crime and obstructing justice, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The indictment charges that on or about October 23, 2012, Rush acted as an accessory after the fact in the armed robbery of Sun Center Federal Credit Union in Wellington, Ohio. The robbery resulted in a loss of approximately $11,118.00 to the credit union. In addition, the indictment charges that Rush concealed the commission of the robbery and knowingly destroyed tangible evidence of the robbery with the intent to obstruct the investigation.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney M. Kendra Klump. The case was investigated by the Elyria Resident Agency of the Cleveland Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Wellington Police Department.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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