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Pennsylvania man indicted for bank robberies

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – William J. Birdsall, of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, was indicted today in connection to two bank robberies, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Birdsall, 50, was indicted today on two counts of “Bank Robbery.” Birdsall is accused of robbing the Bank of Romney in Hampshire County on September 22, 2021, taking $13,420 in cash. He is also charged with robbing the M&T Bank in Mineral County on February 3, 2022, taking $1,200 in cash.

Birdsall is facing up to 20 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000 for each count. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberley D. Crockett is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The FBI investigated.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


Updated March 16, 2022

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