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Three Topeka residents charged in money lending business robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Kansas

TOPEKA, KAN. – Three Kansans have been charged through criminal complaint in Topeka in connection with a robbery that occurred on October 16, 2023, at money lending business, LendNation. 

LendNation, located on Southwest 10th Avenue in Topeka, is a company that provides various loan options to customers. 

According to the criminal complaint, Aaron Elizabeth Fish, 32, of Topeka, store manager of LendNation; Mejia J. Pattillo, 47, of Topeka; and Katelyn Nichole North, 32, of Topeka are each charged with one count of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act Robbery for allegedly conspiring together to rob LendNation. 

Pattillo is also charged with one count of Hobbs Act Robbery for allegedly robbing LendNation on October 16, 2023.  

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Topeka Police Department are investigating the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Hunting is prosecuting the case.

A criminal complaint is merely an allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated October 20, 2023