RENO, Nev. – A Reno resident made his initial court appearance yesterday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carla L. Baldwin for allegedly robbing a bank.
Jerry Michael Fambro (66) is charged by a criminal complaint with one count of bank robbery. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for July 15, 2022.
According to allegations contained in the complaint, on June 29, 2022, Fambro approached a bank teller and said, “If you don’t give me all the hundreds in the drawer, I will start shooting up the branch.” He grabbed the cash and fled the bank. Law enforcement arrested Fambro approximately 5 ½ hours later outside of a casino in downtown Reno. He allegedly stole $2,769 from the bank.
If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
U.S. Attorney Jason M. Frierson for the District of Nevada and Special Agent in Charge Spencer L. Evans for the FBI made the announcement.
This case was investigated by the Northern Nevada Safe Streets Task Force which is comprised of members from the FBI, Nevada Gaming Control Board, Reno Police Department, Nevada Parole and Probation, Carson City Sheriff’s Office, Nevada Department of Corrections, Nevada Highway Patrol, and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Rachow is prosecuting the case.
A complaint contains merely allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.