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Charleroi Man Charged With Robbing Neighborhood Bank

November 12, 2010

PITTSBURGH Pa. ‑ A resident of Charleroi, Pa., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of bank robbery, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one‑count indictment, returned on Nov. 9, 2010, named Kurt Fritzel, 50, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, on Nov. 1, 2010, Fritzel robbed the Citizens Bank located at 501 Fallowfield Avenue in Charleroi.  As a result of the robbery, Fritzel obtained $227 in U.S. currency.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Charles A. Eberle is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Charleroi Police Department, and the Pennsylvania State Police conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment or information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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