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Fort Wayne Woman Sentenced to 69 Months in Prison

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

FORT WAYNE –Kelly Krieger, 38 years old, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Holly A. Brady after pleading guilty to aiding and abetting armed bank robbery, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Krieger was sentenced to 69 months in prison, 2 years of supervised release and ordered to pay $202,184 in restitution to the victim bank.

According to documents in the case, a bank in Fort Wayne was robbed on Christmas Eve 2019 by an individual armed with a deadly weapon, later identified later as Horia Malutan.

During their investigation, law Enforcement determined that one of the bank employees, the branch manager, Kelly Krieger, was involved in the robbery.  Krieger admitted to law enforcement that she and Malutan planned the robbery. Krieger said that she told Malutan where to stand before coming into the bank, what words to use once inside the bank and how to exit the bank.

Co-defendant Malutan pled guilty to the armed bank robbery.  He was sentenced in May, 2022, to  57 months imprisonment and ordered to pay restitution to the victim bank.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the Fort Wayne Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley J. Miller Lowery.


Updated April 5, 2023

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