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Former Cop Pleads Guilty to Seven Bank Robberies

Carl Holliday, 33, of New Jersey, admitted to the robberies in two states, including a TD Bank robbery in Towamencin last December. He was previously convicted in 2008 for misconduct as an officer for his alleged involvement in an assault and kidnapping.

A New Jersey man and former police officer pleaded guilty March 17  to robbing seven banks, including a TD Bank in Towamencin on Dec. 9, 2010.

Carl Holliday, 33, of Vineland, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Edwin Kosik to committing the robberies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey between July and December of 2010.

Holliday also admitted robbing a Rite Aid Pharmacy in White Haven, PA, according to U.S. Attorney Peter J. Smith.

The guilty plea carries a maximum penalty of 160 years in prison for all offenses, followed by a 24-year term of supervised release and a $2 million fine.

Holliday was formerly employed as a police officer in Bridgeton, NJ, in 2006, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

According to an article in The Press of Atlantic City, Holliday was sentenced by a Superior Court judge to a three-and-a-half-year prison term in 2008, after pleading guilty to official misconduct charges for his alleged involvement in a 2006 incident.

According to Bridgeton, NJ, prosecutors, Holliday and another former officer, Gregory Willis, were allegedly involved in the kidnapping and beating of a Mexican resident. The officers also allegedly failed to arrest a drunken driver, according to prosecutors.

Here are the locations Holliday admitted robbing:

  • Susquehanna Bank, Harrison Township, NJ, on July 28, 2010
  • TD Bank, Millville, NJ, on Oct. 15, 2010
  • TD Bank, Millville, NJ, on Nov. 4, 2010
  • TD Bank, South Whitehall Township, PA, on Nov. 11, 2010
  • PNC Bank, White Haven, PA, on Nov. 18, 2010
  • TD Bank, Towamencin Township, PA, on Dec. 9, 2010
  • Rite Aid Pharmacy, White Haven, PA, on Dec. 20, 2010
  • Wachovia Bank, Paulsboro, NJ, on Dec. 22, 2010

Smith said the investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police and numerous local law enforcement agencies, including Towamencin Township.

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