A South Boston man arrested on charges he robbed the TD Bank branch across from Faneuil Hall in April now faces a federal bank-robbery charge, which could net him 20 years in prison in exchange for the $990 police say he made off with.
Officials say Coleman Nee, 40, didn't even get to spend that small amount following the April 26 robbery at the Union Street bank branch, because Transit Police found him not long after in Downtown Crossing and detained him until Boston Police could arrive.
A federal grand jury indicted him yesterday; he is scheduled for arraignment in federal court on Friday, the US Attorney's office reports.
Nee pleaded guilty in federal court in 2002 to two bank robberies in 2001 and was ordered to repay the total of $900 he made off with in those robberies. He was initially sentenced to five years in prison, but spent a total of two more years in federal custody for various probation violations related to his failure to complete - or in one case even show up for - court-ordered drug-treatment programs.