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August 12, 2015

Mansfield Man Charged with Bank Robbery

A federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment charging Scott D. Tesca, 39, of Mansfield, with armed bank robbery, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The indictment alleges in Count 1 that on December 15, 2014, Scott Tesca and others robbed the Richland Bank located at 460 West Cook Road, Mansfield, Ohio. Count 2 alleges that on January 15, 2015, Scott Tesca and others robbed the Chase Bank located at 1094 Lexington Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio.

If convicted, a defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal records, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Mansfield Office. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Linda H. Barr.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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