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Owasso Man Sentenced To Over Two Years In Prison For Bank Robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla.—Steven Ray Auten, 31, was sentenced to 33 months in prison for robbing a bank by threatening the teller with a hoax bomb, announced United States Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr. for the Northern District of Oklahoma. Auten was indicted on September 3, 2014, and plead guilty on December 9, 2014.

According to court documents, Auten admitted to robbing the International Bank of Commerce in Owasso on August 9, 2014. He further admitted to presenting a note to the bank teller which demanded money and threatened that he had a bomb. Auten did not actually have a bomb at the time of the robbery. He stole approximately $2400.

In addition to the prison sentence, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Gregory K. Frizzell ordered Auten to pay restitution to the bank.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Clinton J. Johnson.

Updated July 14, 2015