Texas man sentenced for robbing multiple Oklahoma banks

Wednesday, 19 August 2009
OKLAHOMA CITY–The U.S. Department of Justice’s Federal Bureau of Investigation Oklahoma City Field Office has issued the following news release:

John C. Richter, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma, announced today that RYAN CHRISTOPHER HITCHINS, 30, of Texas, was sentenced by United States District Judge Stephen P. Friot to serve 180 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for robbing three banks and a credit union in Oklahoma and Texas during June and July of 2008.

In February of this year, Hitchins pled guilty to robbing the following institutions on the following dates: Bank of America, 3501 N. MacArthur, Warr Acres, Oklahoma, on July 7, 2008

Texans Credit Union, 3131 Custer Road, Plano, Texas, on June 30, 2008

Wachovia Bank, 15216 Montfort Drive, Dallas, Texas, on June 24, 2008

Bank of America, 10815 Webb Chapel Road, Dallas, Texas, on July 2, 2008

At sentencing today, the Court also took into consideration Hitchins role in robbing two additional banks in Texas on June 26 and 28, 2008.

In addition to the 180-month prison term, Judge Friot ordered Hitchins to pay $20,734.63 in restitution to the banks.

The case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lee Borden.
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