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

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Donora Man Charged in Series of Mon Valley Bank Robberies

PITTSBURGH – A Washington County resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of bank robbery, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The three-count indictment, returned on May 17, named Aaron Huey, age 39, of Donora, PA, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, Huey committed the unarmed robbery of the Frick Tri-County Federal Credit Union, located at 235 Pittsburgh Street, in Uniontown, PA, on Dec. 11, 2015, and the armed robbery of the PNC Bank at 101 South Vine Street, in Carmichaels, PA, on March 16, 2016. The indictment also alleges that Huey attempted to rob the PNC Bank at 141 Pennsylvania Avenue, in Charleroi, PA, on March 18, 2016.

For the unarmed and attempted bank robberies, the law provides for a maximum total sentence of up to 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. For the armed bank robbery, the law provides for a maximum total sentence of up to 25 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Conor Lamb is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Charleroi Regional Police Department, and the Uniontown 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.

Updated May 19, 2016