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

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Two Men Federally Indicted for Armed Bank Robberies in Three Wisconsin Counties

United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger announced today that two Waupun men were federally indicted for their involvement in three armed bank robberies in Waukesha, Washington, and Sheboygan Counties in 2019.  Justin S. Smith, age 36, and William D. Balgie, age 35, were charged with committing robberies on the following dates at the following locations:

  • April 8, 2019, at the National Exchange Bank and Trust in Allenton, Wisconsin;
  • June 17, 2019, at the Cornerstone Bank in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin; and
  • August 9, 2019, at the National Exchange Bank and Trust in Glenbeulah, Wisconsin. 

If convicted, each man faces up to 25 years in prison on each armed bank robbery count. 

This matter is being investigated by the FBI’s Milwaukee Area Violent Crimes Task Force, the Milwaukee District Attorney’s Investigator’s Office, the Menomonee Falls Police Department, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the Waupun Police Department, the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Office, the Slinger Police Department, the Plymouth Police Department, the Beaver Dam Police Department, and the District Attorney’s Offices in Sheboygan, Washington, and Waukesha Counties.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Margaret B. Honrath.

The public is cautioned that an indictment is merely a charge and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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Updated September 12, 2019