U.S. Department of Justice
Peter F. Neronha
United States Attorney
District of Rhode Island
March 7, 2013
Justin Worley Pleads Guilty to Nine Counts of Bank Robbery
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Justin L. Worley, 34, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Providence today to nine counts of bank robbery, announced United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha.
Appearing before U.S. District Court Judge William E. Smith, Worley admitted to the court that he robbed eight financial institutions in Rhode Island between April 16, 2012, and September 18, 2012, and that he robbed one financial institution in Seekonk, Mass., on February 23, 2012. Worley admitted that he robbed the banks of a total of $32,633.
Worley was arrested at a motel in Seekonk on September 19, 2012, by East Providence, R.I., and Seekonk police.
The robberies were investigated by the Barrington, Cranston, East Providence, North Providence, Pawtucket, Seekonk and Warwick Police Departments and the FBI.
Worley is scheduled to be sentenced on May 24, 2013. The maximum statutory penalty for bank robbery is 20 years in federal prison; a fine of up to $250,000; and a term of supervised release of 3 years.
Worley has been detained in federal custody since November 15, 2012.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys William J. Ferland and Paul F. Daly, Jr.