Couple admitted to stealing millions, documents say

CLEVELAND (AP) — A couple admitted to stealing millions of dollars from an armored car company to escape financial hardships and find a better life, according to documents read in federal court Monday.

FBI special agent Guy Hunneyman read the statements, made by Roger Dillon and Nicole Boyd, during a bond hearing in U.S. District Court.

Dillon, 23, and Boyd, 25, both of Youngstown, are charged with bank larceny and other charges in the heist from AT Systems in Liberty Township, just north of Youngstown. They face up to 25 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted. They have no prior criminal records.

The amount stolen was just under $8.4 million, including $6.7 million in cash and the rest in checks. Federal authorities until Monday had reported the theft at a total of $7.4 million, including $4.3 million in cash.

The couple’s motive was to escape financial hardship, including a debt of thousands of dollars, Boyd said in her statement.

“I knew taking the money from AT Systems was wrong, but I wanted a better life,” Hunneyman read from Boyd’s written statement, which she signed Dec. 1.

For more, see Tuesday’s Vindicator and