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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Indictment: Homeless Man Robbed Credit Union in Topeka

TOPEKA, KAN. – A homeless man was indicted today on a federal charge of robbing a credit union in Topeka, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Robert Charles Frazier, 63, is charged with one count of robbery. The indictment alleges that on Aug. 20, 2018, he robbed the Azura Credit Union at 1129 South Kansas Ave. An off-duty Topeka police officer working security at the credit union arrested Frazier.

If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Topeka Police Department and the FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag is prosecuting.

OTHER INDICTMENTS

 

Ruth M. Eidson, formerly known as Ruth M. Moler-Dotter, 27, White City, Kan., is charged in a superseding indictment with three counts of theft by a postal employee. The indictment alleges she stole DVDs from the mail on Feb. 3, March 3 and March 25, 2016. The crime is alleged to have occurred in Wabaunsee County, Kan.

If convicted, she faces up to five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. The U.S. Postal Service – Office of Inspector General investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Kenney is prosecuting.

Kyle L. Eidson, 32, White City, Kan., is charged in a superseding indictment with one count of theft by a postal employee. The indictment alleges Eidson took gift cards and Netflix DVDs from the mail. The crime is alleged to have occurred Feb. 11, 2016, in Wabaunsee County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces up to five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The U.S. Postal Service – Office of Inspector General investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Kenney is prosecuting.

Travis Eugene Sims, 28, Topeka, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred Jan. 14, 2018, in Shawnee County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Greg Hough is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.

 

Updated August 29, 2018