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Police Officer Pleads Guilty To Robbing Two San Francisco Banks

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

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco police officer Rain Olson Daugherty pleaded guilty today to robbing two San Francisco banks, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett. The guilty plea was accepted by the Honorable William H. Orrick, United States District Judge.

According to the plea agreement, on November 29, 2018, Daugherty, 44, of San Francisco, entered a bank in the Sunset District of San Francisco and slid a note containing a demand for money across the counter.  The teller gave Daugherty cash from her drawer.  Then, two weeks later, on December 13, 2018, Daugherty robbed a bank on Clement Street in San Francisco.  Again, he approached a bank teller and slid a note containing a demand for money across the counter.  Again, the teller gave Daugherty cash from the drawer.   

A federal grand jury indicted Daugherty on January 10, 2019, charging him with the above two bank robberies - two counts for each robbery, all in a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2113(a).   Pursuant to today’s plea agreement, Daugherty pleaded guilty to two counts of 18 U.S.C. § 2113(a), one for each bank robbery.  If Daugherty complies with the plea agreement, the remaining two counts will be dismissed at sentencing.   

Daugherty remains in custody pending sentencing.  Judge Orrick scheduled Daugherty’s sentencing hearing for May 9, 2019.  Daugherty faces a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in prison for each count.  Further, additional fines, forfeitures, restitution, and special assessments also may be imposed.  However, any sentence will be imposed by the court only after consideration of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statute governing the imposition of a sentence, 18 U.S.C. § 3553.   

Assistant U.S. Attorney Ajay Krishnamurthy with the assistance of Kimberly Richardson.  The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the FBI with assistance from the San Francisco Police Department.  

Updated February 21, 2019

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