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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 28, 2014

Wichita Man Pleads Guilty To Bank Robbery

WICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita man pleaded guilty Monday to robbing a local bank, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

John Lee Cline, 49, Halstead, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery. At the hearing, prosecutors told the judge that on Jan. 21, 2014, Cline robbed the Intrust Bank located in the Dillon’s store at 3932 West 13th in Wichita. He handed the teller a note that read: “All of the $ out of your drawr (sic), no questions asked no dye paks (sic) everyone will be fine!!! No alarms!” He left the bank in a maroon, four-door car.

He was arrested several days later after he was identified from bank surveillance photos.

Sentencing is set for July 14. He faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Grissom commended the FBI, the Harvey County Sheriff’s Office and Assistant U.S. Attorney David Lind for their work on the case.
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Updated December 15, 2014