3 years in prison for bank customer with insufficient funds who threatened teller with note, robbed bank

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MANCHESTER, NH – Roger Hicks, 51, of Manchester, appeared in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire on May 7 and was sentenced to 37 months in prison for robbing the Members First Credit Union in Manchester on October 3, 2014.

The defendant, who was identified by bank personnel and through surveillance video, entered the Members First Credit Union on Bridge Street and made several attempts to withdraw funds using cash-advance debit/credit cards. After being informed there were insufficient funds to satisfy the withdrawal, Hicks passed a demand note to the teller which stated he had a gun.

Hicks was arrested within an hour of the robbery at his home on Orange Street, and indicted in January by a Federal Grand Jury. Police said he was quickly identified because he was a regular customer of the Credit Union.

This case was investigated by the Manchester Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Helen White Fitzgibbon with the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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