Man sentenced to prison for robbing Rockford bank - – Rockford’s News Leader

Man sentenced to prison for robbing Rockford bank


A California man will go to prison for robbing a Rockford bank.

William Joseph Farrell, 38 admitted he walked in to the BMO Harris Bank location off McFarland Road in March.  He said he handed the teller a note claiming he had a gun and demanded cash.  Farrell was arrested about a month after the robbery in California.  He was sentenced to 8 years in federal prison. Farrell has to return to his home state first to serve the remainder of a prison sentence there before he serves this federal sentence.

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