bank teller and three others charged in armed robbery conspiracy
An Indictment was filed today charging Marquis Wilson, 23, Malcolm Moore, 23, Martril Foster, 21, and Calia Kane, 19, all of Philadelphia, PA, with conspiracy to commit armed bank robbery, armed bank robbery, carrying and using a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and aiding and abetting, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. According to the indictment, Calia Kane, who was a teller at the Wells Fargo bank branch in Bala Cynwyd, conspired with the three co-defendants, and sent them a signal, on November 4, 2013, of an opportune moment to commit the robbery. The armed robbers left the bank with $81,059. On November 12, 2013, Kane cased the Wells Fargo branch in Phoenixville and, again, signaled her co-conspirators about an opportune moment to rob the bank. The armed robbers left the bank with $70,470. All four defendants are in custody.
If convicted the defendants face a maximum possible sentence of lifetime imprisonment, with a mandatory minimum sentence of thirty-two years imprisonment consecutive to any other sentence imposed, and a $1,250,000 fine.
The case was investigated by the FBI, Lower Merion Township Police Department, and the East Pikeland Township Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Salvatore L. Astolfi.
An Indictment, Information or Criminal Complaint is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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