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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

West Haven Woman Admits Robbing 3 Connecticut Banks

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that COURTNEY WORTHINGTON, 29, of West Haven, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer in New Haven to one count of bank robbery and admitted that she robbed a total of three Connecticut banks in December and January.

According to court documents and statements made in court, WORTHINGTON robbed the TD Bank at 636 Campbell Avenue in West Haven on December 19, 2016; the Peoples Bank at 198 Amity Street in Woodbridge on January 2, 2017, and the TD Bank at 184 Route 81 on January 5, 2017. During each robbery, WORTHINGTON handed the teller a note containing threats and demanding money.

WORTHINGTON was arrested on January 5 at a hotel in East Haven. She has been detained since her arrest.

Judge Meyer scheduled sentencing for October 11, 2017, at which time WORTHINGTON faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.

This investigation has been conducted by the FBI, the Connecticut State Police and the West Haven and Woodbridge Police Departments. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas P. Morabito.

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Updated July 12, 2017