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‘Checkbook Bandit’ Sentenced to 90 Months in Federal Prison for Committing Five Bank Robberies in Three Months in Desoto

U.S. Attorney’s Office September 04, 2013
  • Northern District of Texas (214) 659-8600

DALLAS—The bank robber who was dubbed the “Checkbook Bandit” by the FBI, as he used a checkbook registry to display his demand notes in the robberies, Victor Lemond Williams, 43, of Dallas, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade to 90 months in federal prison. Williams has been in custody since his arrest in January 2012. U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas made the announcement today.

Williams pleaded guilty to an indictment charging five counts of bank robbery, admitting that he committed the following five bank robberies in Desoto, Texas:

  • Chase Bank branch at 721 W. Beltline Road, robbed on September 19, 2011; December 5, 2011; and December 23, 2011
  • Bank of America branch at 931 W. Beltline Road, robbed on September 22, 2011, and January 3, 2012

The case was investigated by the Desoto Police Department and the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Taly Haffar was in charge of the prosecution.

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