Buffalo man charged federally with multiple bank robberies

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Buffalo man is facing federal charges after an investigation into a string of bank robberies.

Federal officials say Casey Swain, 37, is facing charges after a grand jury returned a 12-count indictment against him. He stands charged with bank robbery, entering banks with the intent to commit larceny and bank larcenies.

Prosecutors say Swain is behind four different bank robberies in Buffalo, Lackawanna, Niagara Falls and Kenmore — each a First Niagara Bank branch. He allegedly robbed each by passing a note with instructions to the teller, instructing each to fork over bills without security devices.

Casey will be held in police custody as the trial moves forward. If found guilty, he could face up to 20 years behind bars and a fine of up to $250,000.

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