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

Friday, June 11, 2021

Bangor Man Sentenced for Credit Union Robbery

BANGOR, Maine:  A Bangor man was sentenced today in federal court for robbing a credit union, Acting U.S. Attorney Donald E. Clark announced.

U.S. District Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. sentenced Earl R. Torrence, 44, to 37 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. Torrence was also ordered to pay $1,950 in restitution. He pleaded guilty in February 2021. 

According to court records, on June 30, 2020, Torrence entered the Acadia Federal Credit Union in Bangor wearing a surgical mask. He approached a teller, told the teller he had a gun and demanded money. He obtained the money and absconded. Investigators were able to identify Torrence by reviewing security footage taken outside the credit union just prior to the robbery. A short while later, investigators apprehended him in his home with money from the credit union.

The FBI and the Bangor Police Department investigated the case.

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Andrew McCormack Assistant U.S. Attorney Tel: (207) 945-0373
Updated June 11, 2021