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Hampden Man Sentenced for Robbing Credit Union

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

BANGOR, Maine: A Hampden man was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court in Bangor for robbing a credit union, U.S. Attorney Darcie N. McElwee announced.

U.S. District Judge Lance E. Walker sentenced Ronald Tilley, 61, to 52 months in prison and three years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay $8,726 in restitution. Tilley pleaded guilty on June 24, 2019.

According to court records, on March 27, 2019, Tilley entered the back door of the Down East Credit Union in Bangor. He was wearing a dark mask covering his mouth, a hooded sweatshirt, sunglasses and dark gloves. He demanded money from the tellers, and stated that he had a gun and would shoot if they did not comply. He obtained more than $8,700.

A search warrant executed at Tilley’s residence in Hampden revealed cash stolen from the credit union. He was subsequently apprehended by law enforcement in Connecticut and confessed to the robbery. 

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


Andrew McCormack
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Updated October 20, 2021

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