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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 2, 2016

Santa Fe Man Sentenced for Attempting to Rob Wells Fargo Bank Branch in April 2015

ALBUQUERQUE – Anthony Quintana, 31, of Santa Fe, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 43 months in prison for attempting to rob the Wells Fargo Bank branch located at 545 West Cordova Rd. in Santa Fe, in April 2015.  Quintana will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.

Quintana was arrested on May 2, 2015, based on a criminal complaint charging him with attempted bank robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank branch on April 7, 2015.  According to the criminal complaint, Quintana attempted to rob the bank by approaching a bank teller, requesting a withdrawal, and then demanding that the teller give him all of the $100 bills in her drawer.  In making the demand for the money, Quintana claimed he had a gun.  While the teller was searching for keys to open her money drawer, Quintana left the bank without obtaining any money. 

Quintana was subsequently indicted on an attempted bank robbery charge on May 28, 2015.  On Nov. 19, 2015, Quintana pled guilty to the indictment and admitted that on April 7, 2015, he attempted to rob the Wells Fargo Bank branch in Santa Fe.

This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the FBI and the Santa Fe Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Presiliano Torrez prosecuted the case.

Updated May 2, 2016