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April 28, 2015

Broward Bank Robber Pleads Guilty

A Broward County resident pled guilty in federal court this afternoon to robbing the Wells Fargo Bank in Pompano Beach.

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, and Scott Israel, Sheriff, Broward Sheriff’s Office, made the announcement.

Craig Joseph Naughtin, 43, of Pompano Beach, pled guilty to bank robbery, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2113(a). The defendant faces a maximum statutory sentence of twenty years in prison.

According to court records, on February 3, 2015, Naughtin walked into the Wells Fargo Bank in Pompano Beach, approached the bank teller and produced a note that stated, in part, “give me all the money in your drawer.” The teller, fearing for her personal safety, gave the defendant more than $3,500 in bank funds. The robbery was recorded on video by the bank’s surveillance cameras. Naughtin was later arrested and found in possession of $3,561.00 in U.S. currency, as well as a demand note stating “no this is not a joke all the money in the cash draw, no GPS, no dye packs, I’ll be on my way no problems.”

Naughtin is scheduled to be sentenced on July 17, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., by United States District Judge Beth Bloom in Fort Lauderdale.

Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of the FBI, Broward Sheriff’s Office and the South Florida Violent Crimes Task Force for their work on this case. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Katz.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida at www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

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