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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Florida

Friday, July 17, 2015

Broward County Bank Robber Sentenced

Craig Joseph Naughtin, 43, of Broward County was sentenced to 52 months imprisonment by United States District Judge Beth Bloom for robbing the Wells Fargo Bank in Pompano Beach.  Following his release from prison, the defendant will be placed on supervised release for three years and is ordered to pay restitution.

Wifredo A. Ferrer, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, and Scott Israel, Sheriff, Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO), made the announcement.

According to court records, on February 3, 2015, Naughtin walked into the Wells Fargo Bank in Pompano Beach and handed the bank teller a demand note.  The teller read the note and then gave Naughtin a stack of money.  After receiving the money, Naughtin fled the bank.  The robbery was recorded on the bank’s video surveillance system.  In a search incident to Naughtin’s arrest, law enforcement officers found $3,561.00, on the defendant as well as the demand note which stated “no this is not a joke all the money in the cash draw, no GPS, no dye packs, I’ll be on my way no problems.”

Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of the FBI, BSO and the South Florida Violent Crimes Task Force for their work on this case.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Katz.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida at Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at or on

Updated February 4, 2016