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Former New Ipswich man pleads guilty to robbing Rindge credit union in 2015

  • Jed D. Wheeler Courtesy photo—



Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Friday, April 12, 2019 6:2PM

A former New Ipswich man has pleaded guilty to robbing the GFA Federal Credit Union in Rindge in September 2015.

Jed D. Wheeler, 37, was given a five to ten year state prison sentence – all suspended for 15 years – and has been ordered to pay back $2,863 to the credit union, according to court documents. 

Cheshire County Attorney D. Chris McLaughlin said Friday that Wheeler’s prison sentence was suspended for 15 years because he is currently serving a ten year prison sentence in South Carolina. 

“After the incident in Rindge, he went to South Carolina and committed the same kind of offense,” McLaughlin said. “As we speak, I think he is being transferred back to South Carolina.”

A Felony count of robbery was dropped. 

Wheeler robbed the GFA Credit Union on the afternoon of Sept. 18, 2015. Police say Wheeler entered the credit union in full camouflage gear and demanded large bills from the teller.

He did not display a weapon or threaten anyone, police said. 

The following month, police received a tip that Wheeler had fled to South Carolina, where he would rob another bank on Oct. 13. 

Police reports say Wheeler wore dark clothing and a ball cap when he robbed the bank in South Carolina. Once again, Wheeler did not use a weapon. 

Wheeler was arrested in Greenville, South Carolina on Oct. 16. Wheeler allegedly confessed to both crimes in a post-arrest interview with police. 

Wheeler pleaded guilty to one count of entering a bank, depository or building and loan association with the intent to steal in South Carolina on Sept. 1, 2016, according to court records. 

His projected release date is July 9, 2024. 

Nicholas Handy can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 235 or nhandy@ledgertranscript.com.