By GAIL OBER, LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — The woman who allegedly robbed the Meredith Village Savings Bank on Jan. 11 could be arraigned in the Belknap County Superior Court as early as Friday afternoon.
Detective Sgt. Kevin Butler said Kristi Riley, 31, of Laconia, and her companion Chaka Meredith, 41, of Laconia were caught around 7 p.m. Wednesday night as they were walking down the street in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
He said Riley is expected to be charged with robbery, has waived extradition and will be returned to New Hampshire.
Butler said he was told a patrol officer and supervisor recognized them thanks to photos from bank surveillance cameras, including two Lawrence banks that Meredith allegedly robbed. The two were arrested without incident.
He said Meredith has allegedly confessed to his role in robbing a total of seven banks, which include his role as accomplice to the MVSB robbery and a second robbery in Plaistow.
"I believe he has confessed to seven bank robberies, including ours," Butler said.
Butler said the two remained on the run for a month and that various police agencies in New Hampshire, Massachusetts along with the FBI are still sorting out what charges each will face in their jurisdictions.
He said Meredith is alleged to have committed bank robberies in Laconia, Plaistow, two in Lawrence, at least two in Boston and one in Pepperell.
WMUR-TV reports that Meredith's attorney said his client has no criminal record and in fact was a police officer previously. He said Meredith was injured and became addicted to Percoset and then heroin.
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