ATM thieves sentenced

    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.
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    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.
     

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