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FBI Presents Awards to Members of Northeast Indiana Federal Bank Robbery Task Force

FBI Indianapolis December 01, 2009
  • Special Agent Wendy Osborne (317) 845-7055

Michael S. Welch, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Indianapolis Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is proud to recognize the below listed individuals for their outstanding assistance, dedication and commitment to the Northeast Indiana Federal Bank Robbery Task Force over the past 10 years. An awards ceremony will take place at the Public Safety Academy of Northeast Indiana, 7602 Patriot Crossing, Fort Wayne, Indiana, today at 10:30 a.m. 

The Northeast Indiana Federal Bank Robbery Task Force (NEIFBRTF) was initiated in December 1999 due to the increased number of violent “take over” armed bank robberies which occurred in the summer of 1999. Since 1999, the NEIFBRTF has investigated over 136 robberies.

On behalf of FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III, Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) Thomas S. Gancarz, Indianapolis Division, will present the following individuals with certificates for Outstanding Assistance to the FBI:

Sheriff Kenneth C. Fries, Allen County Police Department, Fort Wayne, IN
Chief Russell York, Fort Wayne Police Department, Fort Wayne, IN
Chief Michael Sweet, New Haven Police Department, New Haven, IN
Captain Rocky Stotts, Indiana State Police, Fort Wayne, IN
Prosecutor Karen Richards, Allen County Prosecutor’s Office, Fort Wayne, IN
United States Marshal David R. Murtaugh, Northern District of Indiana
Resident Agent in Charge James D. Cronin, Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; (ATF), Fort Wayne Office
Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Anthony Geller, United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Indiana, Fort Wayne, IN
AUSA Lesley Miller-Lowery, United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Indiana, Fort Wayne, IN
Detective Scott Straub, Fort Wayne Police Department, Fort Wayne, IN
Detective Kenneth Clement, Fort Wayne Police Department, Fort Wayne, IN