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Somersworth Man Sentenced To 78 Months For Credit Union Robbery And Criminal Threatening

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire

          CONCORD, N.H. – Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today that Eric Rouleau, 37, most recently of Somersworth, New Hampshire, was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison for robbing a credit union and mailing threatening communications.


          According to pleadings filed with the court and statements made at today’s hearing, Rouleau robbed the Northeast Credit Union in Rochester on April 22, 2016 by entering the credit union and producing a note demanding money and saying no one would get hurt. After obtaining a sum of money, he left the bank on foot. Images of the robber were captured by the credit union’s surveillance system and distributed to the media. A short time later, Rouleau was positively identified as the robber.


          In a matter unrelated to the robbery and while incarcerated pending trial on the robbery charge, Rouleau sent through the United States mail a series of threatening letters to a former girlfriend. A restraining order prohibiting contact with the former girlfriend was in place when one of the letters was mailed.


          Rouleau pleaded guilty to the charges on March 3, 2017. After being released from prison, he will be on supervised release for three years. was also ordered to pay restitution to the credit union.


          The case was investigated by the Rochester Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Helen White Fitzgibbon and Donald Feith.







Updated June 13, 2017

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