U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Pennsylvania
August 13, 2015

Judge Sentences Pittsburgh Man to More Than Five Years in Prison for Robbing Six Area Banks

PITTSBURGH—A former Allegheny County resident has been sentenced in federal court on his conviction for six counts of bank robbery, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today. Furay received a sentence of 64 months’ imprisonment, followed by three years’ supervised release, and Furay was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $16,645.80, of which $4,990.00 shall be paid through forfeiture of funds recovered from Furay.

United States District Judge Gustave Diamond imposed the sentence yesterday on Christopher Furay, 33, formerly of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented to the court, between Dec. 1, 2014, and Jan. 16, 2015, Furay robbed six different banks in the Pittsburgh area including a First Commonwealth Bank located in Dormont, Pa.; a First National Bank located in Castle Shannon, Pa.; a PNC Bank located in Bethel Park, Pa.; a Citizens Bank located in Bethel Park, Pa.; a First Commonwealth Bank located in West Mifflin, Pa.; and a Citizens Bank in Brentwood, Pa. All of the banks are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Assistant United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Dormont Borough Police Department, Castle Shannon Police Department, Bethel Park Police Department, West Mifflin Police Department, and Brentwood Police Department for conducting the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Furay.

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