Middlesex County Man Pleads Guilty to Multiple Bank Robberies
NEWARK, NJ—A Middlesex County, New Jersey, man admitted his role in two bank robberies, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced today.
Peter Greer, 40, of New Brunswick, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden in Newark federal court to an information charging him with two counts of bank robbery.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Greer admitted using intimidation to rob the Valley National Bank in Newark, New Jersey, on Sept. 27, 2012. Greer entered the bank, approached the bank teller and provided a note that said “give me the money in hundred dollar bills.” The teller complied and Greer fled the bank with the money. Greer also admitted to using intimidation to rob the rob Sovereign Bank, located in Newark on Oct. 31, 2012. Greer entered the bank, approached the bank teller and provided a note that said “I have a gun, give me money.” This time the teller did not comply, and Greer fled the bank without any money.
The bank robbery counts carry 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, for each count with which he is charged. Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 5, 2015.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Aaron T. Ford in Newark, with the investigation leading to charges. He also thanked the Passaic Police Department and the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department for their contribution to the case.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Danielle M. Corcione of the Criminal Division in Newark, N.J.