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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Maple Heights woman indicted for robbing the same store on Chagrin Boulevard in Woodmere on consecutive days

A Maple Heights woman was indicted for robbing the same store on Chagrin Boulevard in Woodmere on consecutive days.

Rachelette McKissack, 26, was indicted on one count of brandishing a firearm in relation to a crime of violence and two counts of interference with commerce through robbery.

McKissack robbed the Cleveland Consignment Shoppe at 28790 Chagrin Blvd. in Woodmere on November 15, 2018, according to the indictment.

The next day, McKissack brandished a firearm to again rob the Cleveland Consignment Shoppe, according to the indictment.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violations.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and, in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. PSN was reinvigorated in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Woodmere Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Margaret A. Kane. 

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime
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Contact: 
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated January 8, 2019