Drug addict sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison for 6 bank robberies in New Hampshire, Massachusetts

The robber's lawyer requested additional substance abuse rehabilitation, mental health counseling

A man has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for six bank robberies in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, taking more than $25,000 total.

Eric Mohan, 48, received a 57-month federal prison sentence on Thursday. He had pleaded guilty to the crimes in September.

Prosecutors said in February, Mohan first robbed a Triangle Credit Union in Manchester, New Hampshire using a demand note. He robbed a Salem Five Bank in Tewksbury, Massachusetts twice, an Align Credit Union in Danvers, and then two other credit unions in New Hampshire.

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He was arrested in April after the Federal Bureau of Investigation had identified his vehicle and tracked him to a credit union in New Hampshire. Prosecutors said while being arrested, Mohan dropped a bag containing more than $10,000 and a demand note.

A man who robbed six banks in New Hampshire and Massachusetts has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison.

A man who robbed six banks in New Hampshire and Massachusetts has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison.

Mohan's lawyer had asked for a four-year prison sentence, saying the robberies were motivated by "a desperate drug addiction" that Mohan has sought treatment for. He has completed spiritual and therapeutic counseling programs.

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The lawyer said Mohan, a former teacher, has requested additional substance abuse rehabilitation and mental health counseling services.