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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Junedale Man Sentenced To 10 Years’ Imprisonment For Committing Four Armed Bank Robberies And The Armed Robbery Of A Store

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Senior United States District Judge James M. Munley sentenced David Weaver, age 42, of Junedale, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, to 121 months’ imprisonment for the armed robberies of four banks and the armed robbery of a store.  

According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, on May 4, 2016, Weaver pleaded guilty to the following armed robberies:

  • Jim Thorpe National Bank, Penn Forest Township, Pennsylvania, on September 17, 2013;
  • National Penn Bank, Drums, Pennsylvania, on August 8, 2014;
  • Jim Thorpe Neighborhood Bank, Penn Forest Township, Pennsylvania, on November 18, 2014;
  • ESSA Bank and Trust, Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania, on December 26, 2014;
  • Dollar General, Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania, on November 16, 2014.


During each of the robberies, Weaver brandished a firearm to intimidate the employees.  A codefendant, Crystal Serfass, pleaded guilty to helping plan the robberies and acting as a driver for each of the crimes. She is scheduled to be sentenced on October 7, 2016.   

Judge Munley ordered that Weaver make full restitution of $22,046 which represented the amount of money taken during the robberies. 

The case was investigated by special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pennsylvania State Police.  Assistant United States Attorney John Gurganus prosecuted the case.


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Violent Crime
Updated October 5, 2016