Boston Globe.Norwood's Forest Hills Check Cashing was the robbery target of a Medford man, who plead guilty to a conspiracy charge Tuesday in federal court in Boston, according to a report in the
John Salvucci, 67, informed an FBI informant, who they were allegedly trying to get to join them, of an "elaborate scheme resembling a Hollywood plot" to rob the business along with James Chambers, 54, of Stoneham, and George Whalen, 57, of Winthrop, both career criminals, who have pleaded not guilty and are awaiting trial, according to the Boston Globe.
The plot was allegedly to commit a robbery and kidnap a store owner at his home and then take him to the store to rob it, according to the United States Department of Justice
Salvucci will be sentenced on Dec. 17.
At the time of the arrest, United States Attorney Carmen Ortiz said, “The actions alleged in the
complaint involved a dangerous and violent plot to commit a robbery and
kidnap a store owner. Thanks to the diligence and hard work of the
investigative team, the plot was thwarted and the defendants now face criminal charges."
Norwood Police were also involved in the investigation.
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