Morris County Man Charged with Armed Bank Robbery
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 14, 2012|
NEWARK, NJ—A Morris County, New Jersey man is expected to appear in federal court today following his arrest in connection with a bank robbery, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Rahman Fulton, 34, of Randolph, New Jersey, is charged by complaint with one count of bank robbery. He is scheduled to make his initial appearance today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Patty Shwartz in Newark federal court.
According to the complaint:
Fulton is charged with committing a bank robbery on May 25, 2012, at the PNC Bank at 140 Route 10 in Randolph. Shortly after 4 p.m., Fulton entered the bank wearing a black cloth mask covering his head and face and holding a handgun. Fulton demanded and received money from the bank teller.
If convicted on the bank robbery charge, Fulton faces a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000, or twice the gross gain or loss from the offense.
U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Michael B. Ward, with the investigation leading to the charge. He also thanked the Randolph Township Police Department for their contribution to the case.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel V. Shapiro of the U.S. Attorney’s Office General Crimes Unit in Newark.
The charges and allegations contained in the complaint are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.