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Man who admitted to killing dog pleads guilty to robbing bank

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Posted at 5:20 AM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 15:01:02-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A former dog daycare worker who allegedly robbed a bank after admitting to killing a dog pleaded guilty to the bank robbery Monday

23-year-old Jarrod Dillman pleaded guilty in November to aggravated cruelty to animals for throwing a three-year-old dog against the wall of a dog daycare and repeatedly kicking it in August.

One day later he allegedly robbed an M&T Bank at Elmwood Avenue and Breckenridge Street in Buffalo.

Dillman pleaded guilty Monday to one count of attempted robbery in the third degree, a class E non-violent felony.

The Erie County District Attorney's Office says Dillman entered the bank and presented the teller with a forged check, a note on the back of the check directed the teller to give him money and not call the police.

The teller repeatedly told Dillman "no" and he left the bank.

The DA's office says Dillman will be admitted into a judicial diversion program. Upon successful completion of the program his felony conviction will be reduced to one count petit larceny, a misdemeanor.

Dillman is due back in court February of 2022.