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

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Wood County woman sentenced for bank robberies in three states

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – A Davisville, West Virginia woman was sentenced today to 51 months incarceration for bank robberies spanning three states, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Christine Joy Martin, 31, pled guilty to three counts of “Unarmed Bank Robbery” in April 2017. Martin was sentenced to 51 months incarceration for each count, to run concurrently. Martin was also ordered to pay $7,889.44 in restitution.

Martin admitted to robbing Huntington Bank in Marion County of $2,000 on November 4, 2016. She also admitted to robbing WesBanco Bank in Washington County, Pennsylvania, of $350.00 on December 23, 2016 and admitted to robbing the People’s Bank in Athens County, Ohio of $2,150 on December 27, 2016. Martin has waived venue on the charges in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah W. Montoro prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Morgantown Police Department and the Fairmont Police Department investigated the bank robbery in West Virginia. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the South Strabane Township Police Department investigated the Pennsylvania robbery. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Athens City Police Department investigated the Ohio robbery.
U. S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated July 27, 2017