Man gets 12 years in prison for robbing credit union

October 30, 2019 GMT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man has been sentenced in federal court in New Hampshire to 12 years in prison for robbing a credit union in Hinsdale.

Forty-two-year-old Joseph Crocco, of Poughkeepsie, New York, also was ordered to pay nearly $2,800 in restitution.

The U.S. attorney’s office said evidence presented at trial showed that in 2017, Crocco entered Service Credit Union branch in a Walmart and gave the teller two notes. He told her he had a bomb strapped to his body and she had 60 seconds to comply with his demands. She gave him money and he fled.

Authorities traced Crocco to Poughkeepsie. He was found guilty on Sept. 25.