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October 3, 2014

Buffalo Woman Sentenced for Bank Fraud

BUFFALO, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Adlyn Marie Echevarria Robles, 22, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted of bank robbery, was sentenced to 24 months in prison and ordered to pay $13,168 in restitution by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Catherine Baumgarten, who handled the case, stated that on July 5, 2013, the defendant entered the M&T Bank at 1580 Hertel Avenue in Buffalo. Robles passed the teller a demand note threatening the use of a weapon. The teller gave the defendant a specific amount of money.

On July 24, 2013, the defendant entered the M&T Bank at 709 Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo and passed the teller a demand note threatening the use of a weapon. The teller gave Robles a specific amount of money.

Charges against co-defendant Ronald McClendon, Jr. are pending. The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force.

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