Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) A group of four men responsible for ATM thefts at several Anchorage banks were sentenced in U.S.District Court in Anchorage.
Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess sentenced Adrian Turnbow, Christi Cozzetti, Jerd
Thacker, and Jordan Cook for their roles in ATM thefts from banks in early 2017. All had previously
pleaded guilty to the crime of possession of stolen bank property.
Turnbow used front end loaders stolen from local construction sites to remove ATMs from
Anchorage banks. Turnbow was involved in thefts or attempted thefts that occurred at an Alaska USA
branch on Dec. 25, 2016, at Denali Federal Credit Union on Feb. 6, and at two First National Bank
branches on March 1, and March 6, 2017.
Cozzetti, Thacker, and Cook participated in the March 1, 2017, theft. On that date, Turnbow used
a front end loader to remove an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) from a First National Bank branch
located near the intersection of Old Seward Highway and Dimond Boulevard in Anchorage. Turnbow
then contacted Jerd Thacker, who assisted him in transporting the ATM to the Wasilla area. While
Turnbow was inside a heavy equipment rental business in Wasilla, Thacker stole Turnbow’s truck that
contained the stolen ATM, then he, Cozzetti, and Thacker travelled to Big Lake where they attempted to
open the ATM.
Adrian Turnbow, 26, of Anchorage, was sentenced to 30 months in prison, followed by three years
of supervised release. In addition, Turnbow was ordered to pay a total of $452,933 in restitution to the
following businesses: Alaska Federal Credit Union, Titan LLC, Denali Federal Credit Union, BC
Excavating, and First National Bank. Turnbow also agreed to abandon any interest he had in a blue
Chevrolet truck that was purchased with money from one of the stolen ATMs and was used to facilitate
the theft of another ATM. Judge Burgess noted at Turnbow’s sentencing that his crimes were serious and
caused ripples of problems across the community, as customers could not use the ATMs at their banks
and banks lost customers.
Cristi Cozzetti, 29, of Anchorage, was sentenced to 18 months in prison, followed by three years
of supervised release and 200 hours of community work service. Judge Burgess noted at Cozzetti’s
sentencing that she had a “terrible” criminal history and that this sentence would protect the public from
her future crimes.
erd Thacker, 28, of Anchorage, was sentenced to 12 months and one-day in prison, followed by
three years of supervised release and 200 hours of community work service. Thacker and others
possessed a stolen ATM on March 1, 2017, and attempted to open it after it had been stolen from an
Anchorage bank by Turnbow. Judge Burgess noted that there was “no honor among thieves” with regard
to Thacker stealing Turnbow’s truck that he knew contained a stolen ATM.
Jordan Cook, 29, of Anchorage, was sentenced to seven months in prison, followed by three years
of supervised release and 200 hours of community work service.
Judge Burgess ordered community work service as a condition for Cozzetti, Thacker, and Cook so
they may contribute something positive to the community after they have served their sentences.