The suspect in an armored car heist in Kentucky who was discovered in Wethersfield after allegedly giving fake papers at the DMV has been indicted by a federal jury related to the theft of more than $900,000 from the armored vehicle, according to the Kentucky U.S. Attorney’s office.
Twenty-nine-year-old Mark Espinosa was arrested on January 30 when he went to get a driver’s license and staff called police because the birth certificate he presented was forged, according to police. He gave responding officers a fake name, police said, but when he was fingerprinted, investigators realized that the man was actually the Mark Espinosa wanted by the FBI.
The FBI Wanted poster for Espinosa said he was working as an armored truck driver near Jefferson Mall in Louisville, Kentucky on Dec. 5 when he and money from an armored truck owned by Garda World disappeared.
In a joint press conference with @LMPD, FBI Louisville announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Mark Espinosa for his role in the Garda armored car theft. #FBIMostWanted pic.twitter.com/Y7A9NLMy2I— FBI Louisville (@FBILouisville) January 9, 2019
In a media release Tuesday, the Kentucky U.S. Attorney’s office announced that Espinosa was indicted with five charges related to the theft of more than $900,000 from that armored vehicle, including theft from a common carrier, bank robbery, interstate transportation of stolen money, monetary transactions involving stolen money, and money laundering.
Investigators said Espinosa used some of the stolen money to buy a 2018 Chevrolet Malibu in Pennsylvania under a fake name. He also deposited $3,300 into a bank account under the same fake name.
Espinosa had $850,000 in cash when he was located in Connecticut, authorities said.
The FBI and the Louisville Metro Police Department continue to investigate.