Gladwyne, PA -- Michael Fanelli, 39, of Woodbury, NJ, has a problem with robbing banks, according to authorities. Fanelli was indicted Thursday, November 29, on federal charges for robbing the PNC bank in Gladwyne back in August.
The kicker? Fanelli had been released in May of this year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, after serving 37 months in connection to six bank robberies in 2015.
Fanelli is accused of taking $7,000 from the PNC Bank located at 958 Youngford Road in Gladwyne.
U.S. District Attorney William McSwain described the charges and said that Fanelli -- armed with a gun and wearing a disguise -- approached the teller and demanded money.
The tellers complied, according to authorities, and Fanelli fled the scene. Police pulled over his Ford F-150 on Route 76 and arrested him, recovering the cash and the gun, which turned out to be a pellet gun.
Prior to his August arrest, Fanelli had been free and out of prison after pleading guilty to a string of 5 bank robberies in South Jersey in 2015 and serving 37 months for those crimes.
In that string he took a total of $38,000 according to court records. The 2015 robbery spree ended when a multi-state task force obtained a judge's permission to place a tracking device on Fanelli's vehicle, according to the court transcripts.
Using the tracker, police then followed Fanelli to a Florence bank, where he took about $8,500. Police followed him home and arrested him.