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

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Serial Bank Robber Pleads Guilty to Robbing Treasure Coast, Space Coast and Daytona Beach Banks

A Daytona Beach resident pleaded guilty yesterday before Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Frank J. Lynch, Jr in Fort Pierce, Florida to committing four bank robberies.

Benjamin G. Greenberg, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, W. Stephen Muldrow, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, and William D. Snyder, Sheriff, Martin County Sheriff’s Office.

Anthony William Carpino, 45, pled guilty to four counts of bank robbery, in violation of Title 18, United States Code Section 2113(a). For each count of conviction, Carpino faces up to 20 years’ imprisonment, to be followed by a term of supervised release. Sentencing is scheduled for June 27, 2017 before U.S. District Court Judge Robin L. Rosenberg.

According to the court record, including an agreed upon factual proffer, on March 5, 2016, Carpino robbed a Daytona Beach Wells Fargo Bank. Carpino handed the teller a bank deposit slip that read, “Give me money I have a gun”. Carpino also directed the teller to "Take the money out of the drawer, put it in a bag.” The teller then turned over the money. Carpino was arrested the next day and while out on bond committed three additional robberies.

On October 11, 2016, Carpino robbed a second Daytona Beach Wells Fargo Bank. The defendant approached the teller holding a note and demanded money. The teller complied and handed over the money. On October 14, 2016, Carpino robbed the Palm Bay TD Bank by demanding money from the teller, while holding his hand in his right front pants’ pocket. Believing the defendant had a weapon, the teller handed over the money. On October 17, 2016, Carpino robbed the Palm City Wells Fargo Bank. He demanded money from the teller, while holding his arm behind his back. Believing that the defendant was armed, the teller gave Carpino the money.

Mr. Greenberg thanked the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida for their assistance with this matter. Mr. Greenberg commended the investigative efforts of the FBI, Martin County Sheriff’s Office, Palm Bay Police Department, and the Daytona Beach Police Department for their work on this case. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Carmen Lineberger.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

Updated April 19, 2017