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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Missouri

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

KC Man Sentenced for Stealing $330,000 from ATMs


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for stealing more than $330,000 from automated teller machines (ATMs) that he was hired to maintain.

Anthony T. Civella, Jr., 47, of Kansas City, was sentenced by  U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to two years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Civella to pay $70,000 in restitution, in addition to the restitution that has already been paid.

On Feb. 27, 2014, Civella pleaded guilty to bank larceny and money laundering.

From 2011 through 2013, Civella owned and operated a company called C Management Group, LLC, which serviced 35 ATMs in the Kansas City, Mo., metropolitan area. The money in the ATMs belonged to U.S. Bank. Civella stole $330,040 from the ATMs by obtaining a maintenance code to access the machines. Civella moved money between the ATM machines in order to conceal the theft.

Civella comingled the stolen money from the ATMs by depositing most of the cash into his personal checking account at the Holy Rosary Credit Union. Civella admitted that he deposited money from the bank larceny scheme into his personal checking account in order to conceal or disguise the location and source of the proceeds of the bank larceny.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul S. Becker. It was investigated by the FBI, IRS-Criminal Investigation and the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department.
Updated January 8, 2015