Tooele Couple Charged with Bank Robberies in Magna, Murray, and Tooele
|U.S. Attorney’s Office March 20, 2013|
SALT LAKE CITY—A federal grand jury returned an indictment Wednesday charging William Joseph Parker, age 27, and Michelle Joyce Parker, age 27, both of Tooele, with three counts of bank robbery in connection with robberies of Wells Fargo Banks in Magna, Murray, and Tooele.
The indictment alleges the pair robbed a Magna bank located at 8295 West 3500 South on January 14, 2013, and a Murray bank at 4920 South State Street on February 5, 2013. The third robbery occurred March 11, 2013, at a Tooele bank located at 204 North Main Street.
The Parkers were arrested following the Tooele robbery after an off-duty police officer noticed the car they were driving prior to the robbery and observed it fleeing the scene. The officer executed a traffic stop and took the Parkers into custody.
The case is being investigated by the FBI, the Unified Police Department, and Murray and Tooele Police Departments.
The potential maximum penalty for each count of bank robbery is 20 years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000. An initial appearance for the Parkers, who are in state custody, will be scheduled within the next few days.
Indictments are not findings of guilt. Individuals charged in indictments are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty in court.