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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 18, 2019

Michigan City Man Sentenced To 63 Months For Bank Robbery

HAMMOND-Jason Cheek, 42, of Michigan City, Indiana, was sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge Philip P. Simon after his plea of guilty to three counts of bank robbery, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.    

Mr. Cheek was sentenced to 63 months in prison, 2 years of supervised release and ordered to pay $15,694 in restitution to the banks involved and $8,584.66 in restitution to a particular bank teller.   

According to documents in this case, between June 5, 2018, and July 31, 2018, Mr. Cheek robbed three banks: two in Michigan City, Indiana, and one in Portage, Indiana. 

This case is the result of the investigative efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the Portage Police Department and the Michigan City Police Department.  The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jill R. Koster. 

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Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated November 18, 2019