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Utica Man Indicted On Two Counts Of Bank Robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York
Related to bank robberies in Schenectady and Utica

ALBANY, NEW YORK - On January 30, a grand jury in the Northern District of New York returned an indictment charging CALVIN STEPHON MOORE (49, of Utica) with two counts of bank robbery, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Andrew W. Vale, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. If convicted, MOORE faces up to 20 years of imprisonment, three years of supervised release, a $250,000 fine, and special assessments of $200.

According to the indictment, on November 17, 2014, Moore told a KeyBank employee at 1610 Eastern Parkway in Schenectady, New York that he was holding up the bank and took $5,035. The indictment also alleges that on November 18, 2014, Moore gave an Adirondack Bank employee at 185 Genesee Street in Utica, New York a note that said in part “THIS IS A ROBBERY. I HAVE A GUN AND WILL SHOOT IF YOU TRY ANYTHING. PUT ALL THE LOOSE BILLS (EVERY DENOMINATION) IN THE BAG … NO DYE PACK OR TRACERS OR I WILL SHOOT!,” and took $1,647.

The charges and allegations contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Moore was arrested on December 30, 2014 in Cayce, South Carolina, by police officers from the Cayce Police Department, with assistance from the Columbia, South Carolina Police Department and the Columbia Division of the FBI. The U.S. Marshals Service is in the process of transporting Moore back to the Northern District of New York.

This prosecution resulted from an investigation conducted by the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Schenectady and Utica Police Departments. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael Barnett.

Updated February 3, 2015