Assistant Branch Manager Gets 5 Years For Planning $310,000 Navy FCU Heist
RALEIGH, N.C. – A former assistant manager at Navy FCU’s Fayetteville branch on Tuesday was sentenced to five years behind bars for planning a 2009 armed robbery at the branch where $309,900 was taken.
Donnie Overton initially told investigators that he was a victim after they found him handcuffed inside a vault. But Overton's story kept changing, according to court documents.
Eventually, he told investigators that the robbery was planned by him and Otis Rosier, an old Army buddy. A third man, Rhomez Brower was the getaway driver.
Rosier and Brower pleaded guilty in February to their roles in the holdup.
The men stole more than $300,000, with $15,000 going to Brower, $60,000 to Rosier and the rest to Overton, according to court documents.
Overton and Rosier began discussing a robbery in late 2008 and early 2009 as a joke, according to court records. By January 2009, the talk took a more serious tone. After several discussions, the two had planned the theft and decided to use the guise of an armed robbery to throw off investigators.