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ILLINOIS BANK ROBBERY-SUSPECT
Washington man arrested in SW Illinois bank robbery is a suspect in at least 6 other cases
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 17, 2013 9:44 AM EDT
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill.
A man accused of robbing a southwestern Illinois bank is a suspect in at least six other holdups around the country.
Court documents show he's also a suspect in at least six other robberies. They include heists in Novi and Charlotte, Michigan; Tipp City and Bolivar, Ohio; Lusk, Wyo. and Farmersville, Ill.
Prosecutors say Kieffer's case will first proceed in Illinois. Federal bank robbery charges carry a 10-year prison sentence and a $250,000 fine.
Kieffer's lawyer waived a detention and preliminary hearing.