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Philadelphia Man Charged With Kidnapping People For ATM Access

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

PHILADELPHIA - Nathaniel Rodriguez, 40, of Philadelphia, PA was charged today by indictment with two counts of kidnapping, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  According to the indictment, on November 6, 2015, Rodriguez forced K.J. to accompany him to an ATM machine and use that machine to take money from K.J.’s account.  It is further alleged that on November 11, 2015, Rodriguez forced P.M.N.L. to drive him to an ATM machine and attempted to use that machine to take money from P.M.N.L.’s account.


If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of life in prison.


The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Philadelphia Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Arlene Fisk.


An Indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated January 14, 2016

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