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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Illinois

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Cary, Illinois Man Charged In Federal Court With Robbery Of Fifth Third Bank In Woodstock, Illinois

ROCKFORD — A Cary, Ill. man was charged today in federal court with bank robbery. MICHAEL FETERICK, 45, of Cary, Ill., also known as “Michael Retterly,” was charged with the robbery of Fifth Third Bank, 1745 South Eastwood Drive, Woodstock, Ill., on April 15, 2015. According to the complaint, at about 10:50 a.m., Feterick entered the bank and presented a note written in black sharpie stating "Money, no dye pack" to a bank teller. The teller provided the subject with money from the teller’s drawer and left the bank. Feterick was arrested late yesterday by the FBI, and law enforcement officers of the Crystal Lake and Woodstock Police Departments, at a hotel in Algonquin, Ill. Feterick is presently in federal custody pending his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Iain D. Johnston at 3:30 p.m. today.

Bank robbery carries a maximum potential penalty of up to 20 years in prison, up to 3 years of supervised release following imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000, and full restitution. If convicted, the court must impose a reasonable sentence under federal sentencing statutes and the advisory United States Sentencing Guidelines.

The public is reminded that a complaint is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

The charge was announced by Zachary T. Fardon, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; Robert J. Holley, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Office of Federal Bureau of Investigation; Robert W. Lowen, Chief of the Woodstock, Illinois Police Department; and James R. Black, Chief of the Crystal Lake, Illinois Police Department. The U.S. Marshals Service, and law enforcement officers of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department and the Algonquin, Illinois Police Department assisted in the investigation.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph C. Pedersen.


Updated July 27, 2015