Anchorage man convicted of bank robbery using a check with his name on it

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - An Anchorage man who previously was arrested and charged with robbing a local credit union has been found guilty of those crimes, according to attorneys on the case.

Eyob Eric Stewart Imlach, 23, of Anchorage, was convicted by U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Gleason after a bench trial lasting a little over one day, prosecutors said in a statement.

Imlach previously made headlines back in 2016, when he reportedly stabbed his own father during a drunken altercation. He was convicted of that crime in 2017 after taking a plea deal, according to court records.

His bank robbery crime dates back to September of 2018, when he was arrested for robbing Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, located at 500 West 36th Avenue in Anchorage.

During that robbery, he reportedly used a check containing his own name, and wrote down “Give me all the $” on the back of it before giving it to a bank teller.

The teller did not immediately give cash to Imlach, so he gave the note to another employee, who then gave him approximately $1,778.

After that, Imlach took off to neighboring Qupqugiaq Inn at 640 West 36th Avenue. Minutes later, APD arrived at the inn, and made contact with Imlach, who reportedly matched the surveillance video footage from the credit union.

The money was recovered from his backpack shortly after he was contacted.

The sentencing hearing is set for Feb. 4, 2019, prosecutors said.

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