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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Utah

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 5, 2017

Alleged Bank Robbers Face Federal Indictments; Edmunds Charged With Seven Robberies,

SALT LAKE CITY – A federal grand jury returned two indictments Wednesday afternoon charging two individuals with recent alleged robberies of banks and credit unions in Salt Lake, Utah, and Davis counties.

Bret Michael Edmunds, age 41, of Salt Lake City is charged with seven counts of bank robbery for a string note-job robberies between February and April in Salt Lake and Utah counties.

The indictment alleges Edmunds committed the following robberies:

 Feb. 8, 2017, robbery of Jordan Credit Union in Midvale
 Feb. 23, 2017, robbery of Zions Bank in Midvale
 Mar. 1, 2017, robbery of Washington Federal Bank in Salt Lake City
 Mar. 14, 2017, robbery of US Bank in Salt Lake City
 Mar. 28, 2017, robbery of Zions Bank in Draper
 April 3, 2017, robbery of Utah First Credit Union in Provo
 April 13, 2017, robbery of University Federal Credit Union in Holladay

Edmunds faces up to 20 years in federal prison for each robbery count.  The case is being
investigated by the FBI’s Violent Crime Task Force, including the FBI, the Unified Police Department and the Salt Lake City Police Department.  Other local agencies in Salt Lake and Utah County assisted with initial responses to the bank robberies.

Kevin Dean Rasband, age 30, of Layton, Utah, is charged in a four-count indictment with  a Feb, 2017, robbery of Goldenwest Credit Union in Kaysville and a March 29, 2017, robbery of Utah First Federal Credit Union in Farmington. Rasband also faces two counts of brandishing a firearm in relation to a crime of violence for allegedly using a firearm during both robberies. 

Rasband faces up to 20 years in prison for each robbery count.  In addition to the robbery counts, Rasband faces a mandatory-minimum seven years for the first firearm charge and an  additional 25 years for the second firearm count for a total of 32 years.  A conviction on the gun counts would run consecutive to any sentence imposed for a conviction on the robbery counts.  The case is being investigated by the FBI, the Farmington Police Department, and the Kaysville Police Department.

Indictments are not findings of guilt.  Individuals charged in an indictment are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Federal arrest warrants will be issued for Edmunds and Rasband. The cases are being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Utah.

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Updated May 5, 2017