NJ man admits to 7 bank robberies in 3 states

March 27, 2009 2:34:19 PM PDT
A New Jersey man has admitted robbing seven banks in three states over a five-week period in the summer of 2008. Keith Cummings pleaded guilty to a seven-count criminal information during an appearance Friday in U.S. District Court in Camden. Each count carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, but the actual penalty is likely to be far less under federal sentencing guidelines. Sentencing is scheduled for July 8.

The 34-year-old Pennsauken man admitted that he brandished a handgun - which turned out to be a pellet gun - when he robbed four banks in eastern Pennsylvania, two in southern New Jersey and one in Illinois.

The robberies occurred between July 31 and Sept. 5, and Cummings was arrested three days after the last robbery.

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