Alabama Resident Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery
Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on December 6, 2016, George David Treece, 38, Alabama, pled guilty to an indictment charging him with Bank Robbery. Treece faces a term of imprisonment of not more than twenty (20) years, a fine up to $250,000, or both, and a term of supervised release of not more than five (5) years. Treece will also have to pay restitution to the bank for its loss. Treece’s sentencing has been scheduled for March 21, 2017, in Benton, Illinois. Treece has been held without bond since his arrest on a Criminal Complaint on August 29, 2016.
The charge arose when, on August 26, 2016, Treece entered the Farmers State Bank in Central City, Illinois, and demanded money from a bank teller. After the teller removed the money from her drawer and placed it on the counter, Treece took the money and left. Later that day, after being Mirandized, Treece admitted robbing the bank.
The case was investigated by the Central City Police Department, Centralia Police Department, Wamac Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Angela Scott.