Espanola Man to Serve 10 Years in Prison

FBI News:

A federal judge in Albuquerque has sentenced James Aley White, 31, of Espanola to a 120-month term of imprisonment for his bank robbery conviction.

White will be on supervised release for three years after he completes his prison sentence. He also was ordered to pay full restitution to the bank that was the victim of his crime.

U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales said that on Nov. 15, 2011, White pled guilty to robbing the Bank of America at 8040 Academy Road NE in Albuquerque on Aug. 19, 2011.

According to court filings, the bank was robbed on Aug. 19, 2011 by a man who walked into the bank, handed the teller a Social Security check, and said he needed to withdraw cash.

Along with the Social Security check, the bank robber handed the teller a note that read, “No-noise-all money in drawer-don’t stall-gun.”

After the bank teller provided cash to the robber, he walked away with the cash, leaving behind the Social Security check and demand note.

The FBI traced the Social Security check to an individual who identified White as the bank robber in a photograph taken by a surveillance camera in the bank.

After a second person identified White as the bank robber in the surveillance photograph, the FBI arrested White on Aug. 26, 2011. White has been in federal custody since that time.

The case was investigated by the FBI and Albuquerque Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles L. Barth.

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