ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – A man was sentenced to 46 months in prison for his involvement in transporting money during the ATM Solutions robbery from St. Louis to Atlanta in August 2010.
James Wright, 33, pled guilty to transporting stolen currency across state lines last March.
According to court documents, the robbers decided that they needed to steal an ATM van because there was too much money to put into the vehicle that they drove to the robbery.
The robbers allegedly loaded the van with the currency and later put the money into a garage on Page Avenue. Some of the currency was hidden in the attic and a storage locker.
James Wright went to count and repackage the money with the intent to further conceal the stolen money a few days later and was given between $20,000 and $30,000 of the stolen money according to court documents. He and his sister, Latunya Wright, then buried the money in Texas.
The money was later transported to Atlanta where he was given an additional $20,000 of the stolen money by his sister.