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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 7, 2019

Beaver Falls Man Charged with Robbing Cranberry Twp. PNC Bank

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of bank robbery, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The one-count Indictment, returned on Oct. 1 and unsealed today, named Michael Ryan Neppach, 40, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, on or about August 28, 2019, defendant robbed the PNC Bank at 20940 Route 19 in Cranberry Township of approximately $1,400.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 20 years in prison, a fine of not more than $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Jeffrey R. Bengel is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Cranberry Township Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated October 8, 2019