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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

Monday, June 24, 2019

Hampden Man Pleads Guilty to Credit Union Robbery

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Ronald Tilley, 59, of Hampden, Maine, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to robbing a credit union.

According to court records, on March 27, 2019, the defendant entered the back door of the Down East Credit Union in Bangor, Maine. He was wearing a dark mask covering his mouth, a hooded sweatshirt, sunglasses, and dark gloves.  The defendant demanded money from the tellers, and stated that he had a gun and would shoot if they did not comply.  The defendant obtained more than $8,700.  A search warrant executed at the defendant’s residence in Hampden, Maine revealed cash stolen from the credit union.  The defendant was subsequently apprehended by law enforcement in Connecticut and confessed to the robbery. 

The defendant faces up to 20 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.  He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The case was investigated by the Bangor Police Department, the Hampden Police Department and the FBI.

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Andrew McCormack Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 945-0373
Updated June 24, 2019