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NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

William J. Ihlenfeld, II
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November 30, 2012
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Marianna, Pennsylvania, Resident Enters Plea to Bank Robbery Charge

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 32 year old Marianna, Pennsylvania, resident entered a plea of guilty on November 30, 2012, in United States District Court before Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: JESSICA CRAWFORD entered a plea of guilty to “Bank Robbery” for her involvement in the robbery on December 3, 2010, of the United Bank on Three Springs Drive in Weirton, West Virginia.

CRAWFORD was charged for her involvement in this and 5 other bank robberies with her then boyfriend, Rudolph Todd Haladyna, formerly of Clarksville, Pennsylvania. Haladyna has already been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for his involvement in these robberies. CRAWFORD was the get-a-way driver in most of the robberies, which included two robberies of the Charleroi Federal Savings Bank in Bentleyville, Pennsylvania, in September, 2010, two robberies of PNC Bank in Redstone Twp., Fayette County, Pennsylvania, in October 2010 and a robbery of Huntington Bank, Cheat Lake Branch, in Morgantown, West Virginia, in November 2010.

CRAWFORD, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 25 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Robert H. McWilliams, Jr. and investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the West Virginia State Police.

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