Boston Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing Five Banks

A Boston man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to robbing five banks throughout April and June 2017.

Thomas W. Nee, 46, pleaded guilty to five counts of bank robbery. U.S. District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. scheduled sentencing for Jan. 9, 2018.

Nee robbed five different banks stealing a total of over $8,200. The robberies occurred at Santander Bank on Commonwealth Avenue on April 21; Citizens Bank on Tremont Street on May 5; Century Bank on State Street on May 8; Randolph Savings Bank on May 22; and Eastern Bank on West Broadway on June 8. Nee committed each of the robberies by handing a teller a note demanding money.

Each count of bank robbery provides for a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, three years of supervised released, and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Boston Field Office, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Wichers of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

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