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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Pennsylvania Man Charged With Robbing The Same Atlantic City, New Jersey, Bank He Robbed In 2010

CAMDEN, N.J. - A Philadelphia man will appear in federal court today to face charges that while on supervised release, he robbed the same Cape Bank in Atlantic City, New Jersey, that he admitted robbing in 2010, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Keith Ney, 54, is charged by complaint with one count of bank robbery. He is currently in state custody on related charges. He will appear this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider in Camden federal court.

According to the complaint:

Ney was previously convicted of two counts of bank robbery on Sept. 16, 2011, and later sentenced to a term of 57 months in prison. During his plea hearing, he admitted robbing the Cape Bank at 1501 Pacific Avenue in Atlantic City and the Citizens Bank at 1234 Market Street in Philadelphia in 2010.

On April 23, 2015, Ney, who had recently finished his prison term and was on supervised release, allegedly entered the same Cape Bank in Atlantic City, approached a teller and produced a demand note that read, “I have a gun give money no one will get shot.” Ney, who was not wearing a mask or disguise, was allegedly captured on the bank’s surveillance system.

After taking the cash, Ney fled the bank on foot. A bank employee exited the bank, approached an Atlantic City police officer who was working a traffic detail and told the officer that the bank had just been robbed. Nay was immediately spotted and taken into custody. After being apprehended, Ney allegedly admitted his involvement in the April 23, 2015 Cape Bank robbery.

The bank robbery count with which Ney is charged carries a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Ney also faces two additional years in prison as a result of violating the terms of his supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Edward W. Hanko in Philadelphia; the Atlantic City Police Department under the direction of Chief Henry White; and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Prosecutor James P. McClain with the investigation leading to the charges.

The charge in the complaint is merely an accusation, and Ney is considered innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew J. Skahill of the U.S. Attorney=s Office Criminal Division in Camden.

Defense counsel: Edward F. Borden Jr. Esq., Cherry Hill, New Jersey

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Updated September 1, 2015