Thursday, December 5, 2013

Grand Rapids man who robbed bank to keep home sentenced to prison

A man who robbed a Chase Bank branch on Plainfield Avenue NE in July was sentenced Wednesday, Dec. 4, to two years in federal prison followed by three years on supervised release.

Blaise James Balczak, 44, implied he had a weapon when he handed a demand note to a teller, but he didn't have weapon.

article here. 

Balczak wrote an  apology letter to the bank and the tellers. U.S. District Judge Robert Holmes Bell ordered Balczak to begin his prison term immediately.

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