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Friday, April 29, 2016

Pennsylvania Man Sentenced To 95 Months In Prison For Robbing The Same Two Banks In 2015 That He Robbed In 2010

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Pennsylvania man who was previously incarcerated for robbing a Citizens Bank in Philadelphia and a Cape Bank in Atlantic City, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 71 months in prison for robbing the same two banks after his release in April 2015; he was sentenced to an additional 24 months – to be served consecutively – for violation of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. 

Keith Ney, 54, formerly of Philadelphia, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Reneé Marie Bumb to an information charging him with two counts of bank robbery and violating the conditions of his federal supervised release. Judge Bumb imposed the sentence today in Camden federal court.   

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

In September 2011, Ney was convicted of robbing the Cape Bank at 1501 Pacific Avenue in Atlantic City and the Citizens Bank at 1234 Market Street in Philadelphia in 2010. He was later sentenced to 57 months in prison and a period of supervised release. 

On April 22, 2015, Ney, who had recently finished his prison term and was on supervised release, entered the same Citizens Bank that he robbed in 2010 and approached the teller with a demand note stating that he had a gun. Ney took some cash and fled the bank. 

Ney then took the bus to Atlantic City, where he entered the same Cape Bank that he robbed in 2010. Again, Ney approached the teller with a note stating that he had a gun and fled the bank with a small amount of cash. Afterwards, 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. Ney was immediately spotted and taken into custody.

In addition to the prison time, Judge Bumb sentenced Ney to serve three years of supervised release and ordered restitution of $1,397.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Timothy Gallagher in Newark; the Atlantic City Police Department under the direction of Chief Henry White; and the Philadelphia Police Department under with the direction of Commissioner Richard Ross Jr. with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing. He also thanked the U.S. Probation Office, under the direction of Chief Probation Officer Wilfredo Torres, for its assistance with this case. 

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

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

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Updated April 29, 2016