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Leader Pleads Guilty in Scheme to Steal $588,000 from an Armored Car

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Leader Pleads Guilty in Scheme to Steal $588,000 from an Armored Car

U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Maryland
March 6, 2009

GREENBELT, MD—Gary Gregory Lane, Jr., age 26, of Oxon Hill, Maryland pleaded guilty late yesterday to conspiracy to commit bank larceny in connection with a scheme to steal over $588,000 from an armored car, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.

According to his plea agreement, on June 29, 2008, Lane and co-defendant Edward Mayo met with a conspirator to plan how to steal money from an armored van belonging to a company that delivered and replenished Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) with cash for banks and financial institutions. At the time, the conspirator worked as an ATM technician for the company. On July 5, 2008, Lane stole $588,000 from an armored van driven by the technician.

Later that day, fearing that the police would catch them, Mayo and the ATM technician contacted another individual who buried two bags containing $103,780 and $220,980 in two separate places in Temple Hills. Lane hid a third bag containing $280,000 of stolen money in a closet at his residence. The money was later recovered by law enforcement.

Lane faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a fine of $250,000 for the conspiracy. U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. scheduled sentencing for May 28, 2009 at 9:30 a.m.

Judge Williams sentenced Edward Lewis Mayo, age 32, of Temple Hills, Maryland on February 27, 2009 to 14 months in prison for his participation in the conspiracy.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Montgomery County Police Department, and Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy and his office for their work in this investigation and prosecution. Mr. Rosenstein commended Assistant United States Attorney Robert K. Hur, who is prosecuting the case.

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