United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that 22-year-old Mike Akeen Obed, of the Federated States of Micronesia, was sentenced on Thursday March 31, 2022, in federal court in Lincoln, Nebraska.

He was sentenced for entering a federal credit union with the intent to commit a felony.  United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Obed to 18 months in prison followed by a 3-year term of supervised release.  

On June 11, 2021, law enforcement was notified that an alarm had been activated at a branch of the Siouxland Federal Credit Union, located inside a Tyson Foods plant in Dakota County, Nebraska. 

Upon entering the credit union, officers found that a virtual teller machine had been damaged and a piece of the ceiling in the vault room had been removed.  Law enforcement heard a sound in the ceiling and began removing pieces of the ceiling tile to investigate. 

Law enforcement located Obed hiding in the ceiling.  Law enforcement also recovered a red bag containing approximately $218,000 in U.S. currency, the same amount that was missing from the credit union’s safe.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the South Sioux City Police Department, and the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office.