Two More Sentenced For $300,000 Navy FCU Heist

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – One man was sentenced to probation and another to more than a year in prison in the 2009 robbery of $309,900 from a Navy FCU branch here when an insider planned the holdup.

Last month, Donnie Overton, the branch manager, was sentenced to five years in prison for making a false statement to law enforcement investigating the robbery.

Yesterday Otis Rosier, Overton’s Army buddy who helped plan the robbery, was sentenced to five years probation, and Rhomez Brower, the getaway car driver, was sentenced to a year and nine months in prison.

All three men are jointly responsible for paying $309,900 in restitution. Of the money, $15,000 went to Brower, $60,000 to Rosier and the rest to Overton, according to court documents.

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 he and Rosier planned the robbery.

Overton and Rosier served together in the Army at Fort Bragg and in Germany.

According to prosecutors, Overton and Rosier began discussing a robbery in late 2008 and early 2009 as a joke. 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.

 

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