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Westmoreland County Man Charged with Late December Robbery of Dollar Bank

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Westmoreland County has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on a charge of bank robbery, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

The one-count Indictment named James Smith, age 43, formerly of Herminie, PA 15637, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, on or about December 29, 2021, Smith robbed Dollar Bank in Pleasant Hills of $604.00.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 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 offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Christopher M. Cook is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pleasant Hills Police 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 February 10, 2022

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