A convicted bank robber from Revere will serve over eight years in prison after he robbed 10 different banks in a span of just 19 days during the months of December 2016 and January 2017.
U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs on Oct. 11 sentenced Fred Mandracchia, 36, to 100 months in prison, three years of supervised release and ordered him to pay restitution of $16,695 to the banks he robbed.
According to court documents, federal prosecutors initially asked for a sentence of 151 months of jail time for Mandraccia.
Mandracchia plead guilty in July to robbing 10 bank branches in Massachusetts: People’s United Bank in Boston; Century Bank in Boston; Citizens Bank in Boston; East Boston Savings Bank in East Boston; Commerce Bank in Boston; Citizens Bank in Boston; Brookline Bank in Malden; East Boston Savings Bank in South Boston; Mechanics Cooperative Bank in Fall River and Meetinghouse Bank in Dorchester.
Following the robbery of the Mechanics Cooperative Bank , law enforcement identified Mandracchia as the individual responsible. Based on similarities in the robberies and the physical description of the perpetrator, Mandracchia was suspected to have also been involved in nine other Boston-area bank robberies. Mandracchia was arrested in Chelsea on Jan. 7, 2017, and confessed to robbing all of the banks.
Court documents show that Mandracchia has two prior felony convictions. Mandracchia admitted during his recorded confession that he is a drug addict, that his addiction fueled his bank robbery spree and that he desperately needs help to overcome his addiction, according to court documents.