Somersworth man sentenced to 78 months for robbing NH credit union, criminal threatening
CONCORD — U.S. Attorney John J. Farley announced Eric Rouleau, 37, of Somersworth, was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison for robbing a credit union and mailing threatening communications.
According to pleadings filed with the court and statements made at Tuesday's hearing, Rouleau robbed the Northeast Credit Union in Rochester on April 22 by entering the credit union and producing a note demanding money and saying no one would get hurt. After obtaining a sum of money, he left the bank on foot.
In a matter unrelated to the robbery and while incarcerated pending trial on the robbery charge, Rouleau sent through the U.S. mail a series of threatening letters to a former girlfriend. A restraining order prohibiting contact with the former girlfriend was in place when one of the letters was mailed.
Rouleau pleaded guilty to the charges on March 3. After being released from prison, he will be on supervised release for three years. Rouleau also was ordered to pay restitution to the credit union.