New Jersey Man Charged With Robbing 14 Banks

A New Jersey man is charged with robbing 14 banks and two businesses over five states, the US Attorney's Office said Monday.

Francis Simmons, 41, allegedly held up banks in Allentown, Wyomissing, Tannersville in Pennsylvania and Swedesboro, New Jersey over a yearlong span between Nov. 2013 -2014, federal prosecutors said. He's accused of robbing seven additional banks and businesses in Pennsylvania and one each in New York, Maryland and North Carolina.

Simmons made a plea agreement with prosecutors, officials said.

He's facing a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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