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“Checkbook Bandit” Sentenced To 90 Months In Federal Prison For Committing Five Bank Robberies In Three Months In Desoto, Texas

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

DALLAS — The bank robber who was dubbed the “Checkbook Bandit” by the FBI, as he used a checkbook registry to display his demand notes in the robberies, Victor Lemond Williams, 43, of Dallas, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade to 90 months in federal prison.  Williams has been in custody since his arrest in January 2012.  U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña, of the Northern District of Texas, made the announcement today.  

Williams pleaded guilty to an indictment charging five counts of bank robbery, admitting that he committed the following five bank robberies in Desoto, Texas:

  • Chase Bank                             September 19, 2011
    721 W. Beltline Road             December 5, 2011
                                                    December 23, 201
  • Bank of America                    September 22, 2011
    931 W. Beltline Road             January 3, 2012

The case was investigated by the Desoto Police Department and the FBI.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Taly Haffar was in charge of the prosecution.          

Updated June 22, 2015