Man gets 5 years prison sentence for robbing Williamstown, N.J. check cashing business

A southern New Jersey man who admitted robbing the Williamstown Check Cashing Agency is now headed to state prison.

Gloucester County prosecutors say 30-year-old Dannie Garwood of Williamstown, received a five-year sentence Friday. He also must pay $5,680 in restitution to the business.

The robbery occurred in December 2012, and Garwood was arrested the following July. Prosecutors say the arrest came after a worker at the check cashing service recognized facial features and speech in a woman customer that were similar to the man who had bound her hands during the robbery.

Authorities say the female customer was Garwood’s mother.

Garwood had pleaded guilty in May to a theft charge.

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