South Jersey Man Sentenced To 78 Months In Prison For Stealing Car, Robbing Three Banks
CAMDEN, N.J. – A Vineland, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 78 months in prison for stealing a car and using it as part of a South Jersey bank robbery spree in September and October 2016, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.
Nathan L. Wallace, 29, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb to an information charging him with three counts of bank robbery. Judge Bumb imposed the sentence today in Camden federal court.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Wallace admitted stealing a 2003 Chrysler Sebring on Sept. 22, 2016, by threatening the victim with a toy revolver resembling an actual firearm. Wallace also admitted taking the Sebring on Sept. 24, 2016, to a BB&T Bank in Buena Vista Township, New Jersey, where he used the toy revolver to threaten bank employees and demand money. After taking cash from the employees, Wallace fled in the Sebring.
Wallace also admitted traveling in the same stolen Sebring with Quintin L. Jones, 36, of Vineland, to rob a Newfield National Bank in Newfield, New Jersey, on Oct. 7, 2016, and a Cape Bank in Upper Deerfield Township, New Jersey, on Oct. 11, 2016. During both robberies, one of the defendants used a toy revolver to threaten bank employees and steal money before they both fled in the stolen Searing. Wallace admitted that he and Jones set fire to the Sebring on Oct. 15, 2016, in order to destroy evidence of the robberies.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Bumb sentenced Wallace to three years of supervised release and ordered him to pay restitution of $33,206.
Jones pleaded guilty on Nov. 8, 2017, and was sentenced by Judge Bumb on Sept. 12, 2018, to 100 months in prison.
U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of the FBI’s Atlantic City Resident Agency, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Gregory W. Ehrie in Newark, the FBI’s South Jersey Resident Agency, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Michael Harpster in Philadelphia, the N.J. State Police, under the direction of Acting Superintendent Col. Patrick J. Callahan, as well as the Vineland Police Department, the Hamilton Township Police Department, the Newfield Police Department, the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Salem County Prosecutor’s Office, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Gabriel J. Vidoni of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Camden.
Defense counsel: Maggie F. Moy Esq., Camden