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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Serial Robber Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison

RICHMOND, Va. – Richard Charles Frey, 41, of East Moriches, New York, was sentenced yesterday to 84 months in prison for bank robbery. Frey was ordered to pay restitution of $4,785 to four bank victims.

Frey pleaded guilty on August 5. According to court documents, on March 9, Frey walked into a Wells Fargo Bank branch in Chesterfield, and passed a note to a teller demanding money. Understanding Frey’s intent to rob the bank, the teller turned over to him $780. As part of the statement of facts in support of his plea, Frey also acknowledged he robbed a Capital One Bank in Shirley, New York of $2,600 on February 24; a JP Morgan Chase Bank in, Holbrook, New York of $700 on February 29; and a BB&T Bank in Mount Airy, Maryland of $705 on March 14. He further admitted that he unsuccessfully attempted to rob a PNC Bank in Frederick, Maryland, on March 13.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Adam S. Lee, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge M. Hannah Lauck. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen W. Miller prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:16-cr-62.

Topic: 
Violent Crime
Updated November 14, 2016