Marianna Resident Indicted for Conspiracy to Commit Bank Robberies and Bank Robbery Charges
|U.S. Attorney’s Office October 03, 2012|
WHEELING, WV—A 32 year old Marianna, Pennsylvania, resident was named in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury sitting in Wheeling, West Virginia, on October 2, 2012.
United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced that Jessica L. Crawford was named in a three-count indictment. Count one of the indictment alleges that Crawford conspired to commit bank robberies from September 13, 2010 to December 10, 2010. The indictment alleges that it was part of the conspiracy that Crawford acted as the getaway driver for Rudolph Todd Haladyna, who has previously plead and been sentenced, when they robbed the Charleroi Federal Savings Bank in Bentleyville, Pennsylvania, on September 13, 2010; and the PCN Bank in Redstone Township, Pennsylvania on October 14, 2010, and again on October 29, 2010. Count two of the indictment alleges that Crawford committed bank robbery by brandishing a firearm at the Huntington Bank in Cheat Lake Branch, Morgantown, on November 23, 2010. The deposits of which were insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Count three of the indictment alleges that Crawford committed bank robbery by brandishing a firearm at the United Bank in Weirton, West Virginia, on December 3, 2010. The deposits of which were insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The indictment also contains a forfeiture allegation wherein the United States seeks to forfeit $31,846 stolen by Crawford and her co-conspirator from the banks.
If convicted, Crawford faces up to five years’ imprisonment and a $250,000 fine as to count one and 25 years’ imprisonment and a fine of $250,000 as to counts two and three.
The case will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert H. McWilliams, Jr. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the West Virginia State Police.
It should be noted that the charges contained in the indictment are merely accusations and not evidence of guilt and that each defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.