According to court documents, 34-year-old Justin Worley will admit that on nine separate occasions – eight in Rhode Island and one in Massachusetts – he entered financial institutions and using implied or explicit threats, including the threat of death in at least four of the robberies, robbed the banks of a total of $32,633.
Police arrested Mr. Worley at a Seekonk motel in September.
During his robberies, Mr. Worley became known as the ‘Bearded Bandit’ for a disguise he donned. The spree allegedly included two banks in Barrington, a TD Bank and a Bank of America, both on County Road. The maximum statutory penalty for bank robbery is 20 years in federal prison, a fine of up to $250,000 and a term of supervised release of 3 years.