Three Texas men have been sentenced to prison for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston today.
Marvin Charles Collins, 33; Aqunis Marquis Green, 23; and Antonio Thomas Foster, 21, all from the Houston area, each pleaded guilty on July 19, 2022, to conspiracy to commit bank theft.
On Tuesday, Collins was sentenced to 29 months in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution of $257,789; Green was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $70,324; and Foster was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution of $70,324.
The sentencing hearings were held in front of U.S. District Judge Robert W. Schroeder, III.
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According to information presented in court, Collins, Green, and Foster, along with four other co-conspirators, conspired to burglarize ATMs (automated teller machines) in the Bowie County area.
On Jan. 26, 2021, an ATM located at the Texar Federal Credit Union on Gibson Lane in Texarkana, Texas, was burglarized and approximately $127,654.00 was stolen.
On Feb. 2, 2021, an ATM located at the Texar Federal Credit Union on W. 7th Street in Wake Village, Texas, was also burglarized and approximately $10,513.00 was stolen.
In each burglary, one of the co-conspirators stole a pickup truck and then the defendants attached chains to the ATM and used the stolen truck to break open the ATM.
There was approximately $60,000 in damage done to each ATM.