ROCKFORD – PATRICK J. FITZGERALD, United States Attorney for the Northern District
of Illinois; ROBERT D. GRANT, Special Agent-In-Charge of the Chicago Office of the Federal Bureau
of Investigation; RONALD K. LUKASIK, Chief of the Fox River Grove Police Department; and
EDWARD FETZER, Chief of the Cary Police Department, today made the following announcement:
A federal grand jury in Rockford today indicted SILK P. LUMPKINS, 35, of Crystal Lake,
Illinois, on a federal bank robbery charge for the May 26, 2010, bank robbery of Chase Bank, 300
Northwest Highway, Cary, Illinois. According to the complaint filed on June 3, 2010, at about 2:20 p.m.
on May 26, 2010, Lumpkins entered Chase Bank, wrote a note at the self-service desk, approached a
teller at the counter, and handed the note to the teller. The note demanded the teller to give Lumpkins
all the teller’s money. The complaint further alleges that the teller then removed $5,876 from her drawer
and handed the money to Lumpkins. Lumpkins then put the money into a blue “Chase” deposit bag that
she brought with her and walked out of the bank with the bag.
Lumpkins is currently in custody pending trial. If convicted, Lumpkins faces a maximum
potential penalty of 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, up to 3 years of supervised release
following imprisonment, and full restitution. The actual sentence would be determined by the United
States District Court, guided by the United States Sentencing Guidelines.
The case was investigated by the Rockford Office of the FBI, the Fox River Grove Police
Department and the Cary Police Department. The case is being prosecuted in federal court by Assistant
United States Attorney SCOTT A. VERSEMAN.
Members of the public are reminded that an indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of
guilt. The defendant is entitled to a fair trial at which time the government has the burden of proving
guilt of the defendant beyond a reasonable doubt.