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Spokane man peads guilty to bank robbery

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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — An unemployed Washington state restaurant worker faces September sentencing after admitting in federal court Thursday that he robbed banks in Illinois and two other states.

Carl Frederick Kieffer, 49, of Spokane, Washington, pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges involving holdups weeks apart in Illinois, Michigan and Wyoming before his arrest last October two hours after making off with $3,300 from a bank in O’Fallon, an Illinois suburb of St. Louis.

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