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Serial Bank Robber Sentenced to 109 Months

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Vivian A. Earle, 42, of Phoenix, was sentenced yesterday to 109 months in prison by United States District Judge G. Murray Snow. Earle was convicted on five counts of Bank Robbery by a jury on June 30, 2023.

Between April and August of 2019, while in Phoenix, Earle robbed five banks, including Wells Fargo, Chase, and Bank of America, taking over $34,000. After the last robbery, a bank customer followed Earle’s vehicle from the parking lot and called 911. Phoenix Police responded and followed Earle until they apprehended him.  

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Phoenix Police Department conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant United States Attorneys Gayle Helart and Anthony Church, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.

CASE NUMBER:           CR-19-01121-PHX-GMS
RELEASE NUMBER:    2023-207_Earle

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Zach J. Stoebe
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Updated January 4, 2024

Financial Fraud
Press Release Number: 2023-207_Earle