Bowie County man sentenced to federal prison for ATM burglaries
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Texas
TEXARKANA, Texas – A Texarkana man has been sentenced to prison for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Damien M. Diggs today.
Lamarcus Vontino Moore Jr., 21, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank theft and was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution of $257,789 and forfeiture of $33,665 by U.S. District Judge Robert W. Schroeder III on October 12, 2023.
According to information presented in court, Moore conspired with others to burglarize ATMs (automated teller machines) in the Bowie County area. On Jan. 26, 2021, an ATM located at the Texar Federal Credit Union on Gibson Lane in Texarkana, Texas, was burglarized and approximately $127,654.00 was stolen. On Feb. 2, 2021, an ATM located at the Texar Federal Credit Union on W. 7th Street in Wake Village, Texas, was also burglarized and approximately $10,513.00 was stolen. In each burglary, one of the co-conspirators stole a pickup truck and then the defendants attached chains to the ATM and used the stolen truck to break open the ATM. There was approximately $60,000 in damage done to each ATM. The other six defendants have already been sentenced.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Wake Village Police Department, the Texarkana Police Department, and the Queen City Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan R. Jackson.
Updated October 12, 2023