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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Stevens Point Man Sentenced for Robbery of Six Banks and Credit Unions

Gregory J. Haanstad, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on November 21, 2016, Jason A. Kiedrowski (age: 39) of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, appeared in federal court in Green Bay and was sentenced for the crime of entering a financial institution with the intent to commit larceny in violation of Title 18 United States Code Section 2113(a).  

As a condition of the plea agreement, Kiedrowski acknowledged that he was responsible for the following robberies throughout Wisconsin: Fox Communities Credit Union in Grand Chute on February 10, 2015; Royal Credit Union in Eau Claire on March 19, 2015; Hometown Bank in Fond du Lac on March 24, 2015; Educational Employee’s Credit Union in Janesville on April 10, 2015; First National Bank in Appleton on June 18, 2015; Unison Credit Union in De Pere on July 7, 2015. 

While handing down his sentence, Chief U.S. District Judge William C. Griesbach noted Kiedrowski’s "atrocious" criminal history and his pattern of "preying on people." He rejected the defendant’s assertion that he did not intend to scare anyone as evidenced by the fact that he not used a weapon during the robberies. Judge Griesbach called the robberies "very serious" and highlighted the "lifelong impact" the defendant’s actions had on his victims, many of whom addressed the court at the hearing. Judge Griesbach determined that protection of the public was his foremost concern, and that a "fair and appropriate sentence" called for a 10 year sentence in federal prison to be served following the completion of the defendant’s current 7 year state prison sentence. Kiedrowski was ordered to pay $15,050 in restitution and will serve 3 years on Supervised Release following the completion of his federal sentence.

The case was investigated by the Grand Chute Police Department, the Eau Claire Police Department, the Fond du Lac Police Department, the Janesville Police Department, the Appleton Police Department, the De Pere Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble. 

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Updated November 22, 2016