Former New Jersey Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Multiple Bank Robberies

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a former New Jersey police officer pleaded guilty today before Senior United States District Judge Edwin M. Kosik to committing multiple bank robberies, as well as the robbery of a pharmacy.

According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Carl Holliday, age 33, of Vineland, New Jersey, pleaded guilty to committing seven bank robberies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey between July and December of 2010. In addition, Holliday admitted to committing a robbery of the Rite Aid Pharmacy in White Haven, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, on December 20, 2010.

Specifically, Holliday admitted to robbing the following institutions:

– Susquehanna Bank, Harrison Township, New Jersey, on July 28, 2010;
– TD Bank, Millville, New Jersey, on October 15, 2010;
– TD Bank, Millville, New Jersey, on November 4, 2010 ;
– TD Bank, South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania, on November 11, 2010;
– PNC Bank, White Haven, Pennsylvania, on November 18, 2010;
– TD Bank, Lansdale, Pennsylvania, on December 9, 2010;
– Rite Aid Pharmacy, White Haven, Pennsylvania, on December 20, 2010; and
– Wachovia Bank, Paulsboro, New Jersey, on December 22, 2010.

Holliday was formerly employed as a police officer in Bridgeton, New Jersey, in 2006.

Holliday faces a maximum penalty of 160 years in prison for all of the offenses, followed by a 24- year term of supervised release and a $2,000,000 fine.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police, and numerous local law enforcement agencies, including the White Haven, South Whitehall Township, and Towamencin Township Police Departments in Pennsylvania, and the Harrison Township, Millville, and Paulsboro Police Departments, in New Jersey.

U.S. Attorney Smith noted that the case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. O’Hara.

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