Two Women Charged with Transporting Money Stolen from ATM Solutions
|U.S. Attorney’s Office October 06, 2010|
ST. LOUIS, MO—The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that two St. Louis area women have been indicted in connection with the August ATM Solutions robbery.
According to the indictment, on August 2, 2010, US currency was stolen in an armed robbery of the ATM Solutions in St. Louis. Wright and Welch are charged for assisting in concealing substantial amounts of the stolen money. The indictment alleges that Latunya Wright concealed some fo the stolen money at her house on Page Avenue. She and Annkesha Welch agreed to transport some of the stolen money to Atlanta, Georgia to hide it in a storage locker there.
Latunya Wright, 36, St. Louis, MO, 63138; and Annkesha Welch, 29, St. Louis, 63121, have been indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of conspiracy to transport stolen currency valued at more than $5000 in interstate commerce, and one felony count of interstate transportation of stolen currency valued at more than $5000. Additionally, they are charged with a forfeiture count, which, if convicted will require the forfeiture of property derived from proceeds traceable to the offenses charged in the indictment. Subject to forfeiture is one 2005 Hummer H2 vehicle and approximately $612,980.
If convicted, the conspiracy count carries a maximum penalty of five years prison and/or fines up to $250,000; interstate transportation of stolen goods carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Tom Mehan is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
As is always the case, charges set forth in an indictment are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.