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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Jury convicts Cleveland man of using firearm to rob credit unions in Willoughby and Shaker Heights

A federal jury convicted a Cleveland man for his role in the armed robberies of credit unions in Shaker Heights and Willoughby on the same day.

Richode Meredith-Hill, 21, is scheduled to be sentenced January 10, 2020. A jury convicted him on two counts of armed robbery and two counts of using a firearm during a crime of violence.

Meredith-Hill attempted to rob the Buckeye State Credit Union on Chagrin Boulevard in Shaker Heights and robbed the Cardinal Community Credit Union on Euclid Avenue in Willoughby. Both took place on April 3, 2017, according to trial testimony.

Meredith-Hill aided and abetted another who used a firearm during these crimes of violence, according to the indictment.

This case is being prosecuted as part of "Project Safe Neighborhoods," a gun violence reduction program administered by the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Ohio.  The program targets armed criminals for federal prosecution.     

This case was investigated by the FBI and police departments in Cleveland, Shaker Heights, Euclid, Willoughby and Wickliffe. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Scott Zarzycki and Kathryn Andrachick.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime
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Contact: 
Mike Tobin 216-622-3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated October 18, 2019