U.S. Department of Justice
Peter F. Neronha
United States Attorney
District of Rhode Island
November 8, 2012
Federal Grand Jury Indicts Justin Worley on Eight Counts of Bank Robbery
PROVIDENCE - A federal grand jury in Providence on Wednesday returned an eight-count indictment charging Justin L. Worley, 33, with eight counts of bank robbery, announced United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha.
Worley is charged with robbing eight financial institutions in Rhode Island between April 16, 2012, and September 18, 2012. The indictment alleges that Worley robbed each bank of varying amounts of cash by use of force, violence and intimidation.
Worley was arrested by East Providence, R.I., and Seekonk, Mass., police at a motel in Seekonk on September 19, 2012. Worley is presently detained by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on charges that he allegedly robbed a bank in Seekonk on February 23, 2012.
An indictment is merely an allegation 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.
The robberies were investigated by the Barrington, Cranston, East Providence, North Providence, Pawtucket, Seekonk and Warwick Police Departments and the FBI.
Bank robbery is punishable by a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in federal prison followed by up to 3 years supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys William J. Ferland and Paul F. Daly, Jr.