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

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Lebanon Man Charged In The Robbery Of The Fulton Bank In Cleona

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Karree Isiah Pitts, the man allegedly responsible for the robbery at the Fulton Bank in Cleona was charged in an indictment.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, on February 27, 2013, the Fulton Bank located at 433 West Penn Avenue in Cleona, Pennsylvania was robbed and $2,790 was stolen from the bank. A federal grand jury in Harrisburg returned an indictment Wednesday charging Karree Isiah Pitts, age 22, of Lebanon, with bank robbery.

     This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cleona Police Department. Prosecution has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Daryl F. Bloom.

     Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

     A sentence following a finding of guilty is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

     In this particular case, the maximum penalty under the federal statute is 20 years’ imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant’s educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.


Updated April 9, 2015