Two Waupun men were indicted in federal court Tuesday for their alleged role in three armed bank robberies around Wisconsin over the past few months.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Milwaukee said in a press release that Justin S. Smith, 36, and William D. Balgie, 35, were charged with committing robberies at three banks: National Exchange Bank and Trust in Allenton on April 8, Cornerstone Bank in Menomonee Falls on June 17 and National Exchange Bank and Trust in Glenbeulah on Aug. 9.
If convicted, they each face up to 25 years in prison for each count.
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This robberies are being investigated by the FBI’s Milwaukee Area Violent Crimes Task Force, the Milwaukee District Attorney’s Investigator’s Office, Menomonee Falls Police Department, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Waupun Police Department, Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Office, Slinger Police Department, the Plymouth Police Department, Beaver Dam Police Department and the District Attorney’s Offices in Sheboygan, Washington, and Waukesha counties.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Margaret Honrath is prosecuting the case in the Eastern District of Wisconsin federal court.