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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Rhode Island

Friday, February 15, 2013

Justin Worley To Plead Guilty In Federal Court To Nine Counts Of Bank Robbery

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – According to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Providence today, Justin L. Worley, 34, has agreed to plead guilty in federal court to robbing eight banks in Rhode Island and one in Massachusetts, announced United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha.

According to court documents, Worley will plead guilty to nine counts of bank robbery. Worley will admit to the court that on nine separate occasions he entered financial institutions, and using implied or explicit threats, including the threat of death in at least four of the robberies, he robbed the banks of a total of $32,633.

According to the documents, Worley will admit to robbing eight financial institutions in Rhode Island between April 16, 2012, and September 18, 2012, and to robbing one in Seekonk, Mass., on February 23, 2012.

Worley was arrested at a motel in Seekonk on September 19, 2012, by East Providence, R.I., and Seekonk, Mass., police.

The bank robberies were investigated by the Barrington, Cranston, East Providence, North Providence, Pawtucket, Seekonk and Warwick Police Departments and the FBI.

The maximum statutory penalty for bank robbery is 20 years in federal prison; a fine of up to $250,000; and a term of supervised release of 3 years.

Worley has been detained in federal custody since November 15, 2012.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys William J. Ferland and Paul F. Daly, Jr.

Contact: 401-709-5357

Updated June 22, 2015