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February 4, 2015

Broward Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested and Charged

A Pompano Beach, Florida, resident was arrested and charged in a criminal complaint with bank robbery.

Wifredo A. Ferrer, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, FBI, Miami Field Office, and Scott Israel, Sheriff, Broward Sherriff’s Office (BSO), made the announcement.

Craig Joseph Naughtin, 43, was arrested by the Broward Sheriff’s Office and the FBI in connection with a bank robbery. Naughtin made his initial appearance in court this morning.

According to the affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, on February 3, 2015, a white male, later identified as Naughtin, entered the Wells Fargo Bank in Pompano Beach. Naughtin walked into the bank, approached the victim bank teller and handed the teller a white piece of paper. The teller read the first part of the note that stated “give me all the money in your drawer.” The teller stated she was in fear for her safety and gave the subject a stack of money. Naughtin then fled the bank.

The bank robbery was recorded on Wells Fargo Bank’s video surveillance cameras and the subject was later identified as Naughtin. In a search incident to Naughtin’s arrest, law enforcement officers found $3,561.00, on the defendant as well as the 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.”

Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of the FBI, BSO 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 complaint is only an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. 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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