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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Alaska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Group Responsible for ATM Thefts Pleads Guilty

Anchorage, Alaska - Acting U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced today that the group responsible for ATM thefts at several local banks pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court in Anchorage.

 

Adrian Cheyne Turnbow, 26, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to an Indictment charging him with possession of stolen bank property. As part of his plea, Turnbow admitted his involvement in four separate Automated Teller Machine (ATM) thefts from banks in Anchorage where he used front end loaders stolen from local construction sites to remove the ATMs from the banks. Turnbow was involved in thefts or attempted thefts that occurred on December 25, 2016, February 6, March 1, and March 6, 2017.

 

Cristi Cozzetti, 28, Jerd Thacker, 28, and Jordan Cook, 29, all from Anchorage, pleaded guilty to an Indictment charging them with possession of stolen bank property. As part of their plea, the group admitted they possessed an ATM on March 1, 2017, and attempted to open it after it had been stolen from an Anchorage bank by Turnbow.

 

Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess scheduled all of the co-defendants’ sentencing hearings for Oct. 6, 2017. Turnbow, Cozzetti, Thacker, and Cook have been in federal custody since their arrest in March 2017.

 

Each defendant faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years, and a potential fine of up to $250,000.

 

Acting U.S. Attorney Schroder commended the diligent and hard work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Anchorage Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Turnbow, Cozzetti, Thacker, and Cook.

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Updated July 26, 2017