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Criminal Complaint Filed in the UT Federal Credit Union Robbery

FBI Knoxville September 06, 2013
  • Supervisory Special Agent Marshall Stone (865) 544-0751

FBI Special Agent in Charge Kenneth Moore; Chief Troy Lane, University of Tennessee Police Department; and Chief David Rausch of the Knoxville Police Department (KPD) announced that on September 5, 2013, a federal criminal complaint was filed in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, charging Kevin L. Brandenburg with the robbery of the UT Federal Credit Union (UTFCU), at 1502 Cumberland Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee, on September 27, 2013. Brandenburg is in custody, awaiting a court appearance.

At approximately 11:30 a.m. on August 27, 2013, a man entered the UTFCU at 1502 Cumberland Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee. The subject placed a package on the counter, claiming that it was a bomb, and demanded money from the credit union employees. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money from the credit union, the subject fled on foot, leaving the suspicious package behind. The KPD Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team determined the package to be a hoax device.

The criminal complaint is the result of a joint investigation by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force (SSTF), composed of the FBI, KPD, and the Knox County Sheriff's Office; the University of Tennessee Police Department; the KPD Major Crimes Unit; and the Blount County Sheriff’s Office.

All defendants are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

For more information on the FBI’s Knoxville Division, visit www.fbi.gov/knoxville.