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Bank Robber Sentenced To 15 Years In Federal Prison

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

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Paul G. Byron has sentenced William Demethris Bass (40, Oviedo) to 15 years in federal prison for bank robbery. He pleaded guilty on November 4, 2014.

According to court documents, Bass robbed three Orlando-area banks. He robbed a SunTrust Bank branch on June 10, 2014, and two different Fairwinds Credit Union branches on June 14, 2014. Bass continued his spree of robberies in Hinesville, Georgia, and he faces additional federal charges in the Southern District of Georgia.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Embry J. Kidd.

Updated March 20, 2015