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

Monday, March 4, 2013

Man Who Committed The Armed Robbery Of A Credit Union In Pampa, Texas, Is Sentenced To 96 Months In Federal Prison

AMARILLO, Texas — Billy Michael Grimes, 51, of Pampa, Texas, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson to 96 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $2,800 in restitution for committing the armed robbery of a credit union in Pampa in September 2012. Today’s announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

According to documents filed in the case, on September 15, 2012, Grimes, wearing a black hoodie and sweat pants and a New York Yankees ball cap, entered the Amarillo Community Federal Credit Union, located on North Hobart Street in Pampa, approached a teller and said he needed to make a withdrawal. The teller advised him that he would need to complete a withdrawal slip. Displaying a gun, Grimes told her he did not need a withdrawal slip and to give him all the money. After receiving the cash from the teller, Grimes ran out of the Credit Union. Shortly thereafter, Grimes was identified by law enforcement, located driving his vehicle and was stopped. He had a donut bag with him and said that he’d just come from the donut shop. The investigation revealed that Grimes used one of the bills from the robbery to purchase the donuts, just moments after robbing the Credit Union.

The case was investigated by the FBI and the Pampa Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christy L. Drake of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Amarillo, Texas, was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated June 22, 2015