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Grand Island family charged in connection to bank robberies

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Posted at 5:49 PM, Nov 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-18 17:49:02-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Grand Island family is facing numerous charges for their roles in two bank robberies, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Prosecutors say a federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment charging the four family members. Timothy Mulvey, 33, is charged with aggravated bank robbery; entering a bank with intent to commit a larceny; bank larceny; obstruction of justice; false statements; conspiracy to obstruct justice; tampering with evidence; conspiracy to tamper with a witness; and tampering with a witness. Timothy Mulvey could face a maximum of 25 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Timothy’s father, mother, and sister were charged as follows, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office:

  • Lawrence M. Mulvey, 66, (father) is charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice; obstruction of justice; accessory after the fact; and making a false statement;
  • Kelsey A. Mulvey, 27, (sister) is charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice and obstruction of justice; and
  • Cheryl A. Mulvey, 67, (mother) is charged with obstruction of justice; conspiracy to tamper with a witness; and tampering with a witness.

The three members of the Mulvey family face a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

  • Prosecutors say Timothy Mulvey allegedly robbed the Northwest Savings Bank at 2300 Grand Island Boulevard back in June 2018. He is also accused of robbing the M&T Bank at 880 Military Road in Niagara Falls back in July 2018.

According to prosecutors, he displayed a weapon in a threatening manner during both robberies.

According to the indictment, Timothy Mulvey is accused of destroying his cell phone and telling FBI agents that he was in Rochester for work at the time of the second robbery and his cell phone was electronically wiped by his employer.

The superseding indictment accuses Timothy, Lawrence and Kelsey Mulvey of conspiring to and destroying a gun to prevent it from being used as evidence.

Prosecutors say Timothy Mulvey is accused of persuading an individual to dispose of the gun. He and Cheryl Mulvey then encouraged that person to not cooperate with law enforcement, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

The superseding indictment states that Cheryl Mulvey is accused of testifying falsely, among other accusations, in connection to Timothy and Kelsey Mulvey and the bank robberies.

The four members of the Mulvey family were arraigned in federal court.

Prosecutors say Timothy Mulvey is currently in custody and the other family members were released on conditions.

Back in June 2019, Kelsey Mulvey, a former registered nurse, was charged stealing pain medication, among other charges.