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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 8, 2019

Maple Heights woman sentenced to nine years in prison for robbing the same consignment store on Chagrin Boulevard on consecutive days, including using a firearm in the second robbery

A Maple Heights woman was sentenced to more than nine years in prison for robbing the same consignment store on Chagrin Boulevard on consecutive days, including using a firearm in the second robbery.

Rachellette McKissack, 26, was sentenced to 114 months in federal prison. She previously pleaded guilty to two counts of Hobbs Act robbery and one count of using a firearm during a crime of violence.

McKissack robbed the Cleveland Consignment Shoppe at 28790 Chagin Blvd. in Woodmere on November 15, 2018, according to court documents.

McKissack again robbed the Cleveland Consignment Shoppe on November 16, 2018, this time using a firearm during the robbery, according to court documents.

“For two consecutive days, this defendant terrorized people who were simply going about their day,” U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman said. “We will pursue a long prison sentence for anyone who uses a firearm during a robbery.”

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Margaret Kane and John C. Hanley following an investigation by the FBI and Woodmere Police Department.

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