Former police officer arrested for multiple bank robberies

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron
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PHOENIX - A former Phoenix police officer is under arrest and facing charges in five bank robberies carried out in 2006.

Former Officer Chad Michael Goulding is facing a long list of charges stemming from the five-month period from June to November 2006 where he allegedly robbed a total of five Bank of America branches in Mesa, Glendale, Chandler and Scottsdale.

The Maricopa County Attorney's Office alleges he stole a total of $133,650.

“Anytime an individual commits armed bank robbery the potential for violence increases and puts everyone in danger,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Nathan Gray, Phoenix Division.

Goulding left the Phoenix Police Department in 2005 after serving on the force for 13 years.

He is currently being held on $1 million bond.

His indictment stems from a four-year investigation involving the FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force and the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.

Goulding faces charges of armed robbery, kidnapping, aggravated assault and theft.

“This case is a textbook example of how local and federal law enforcement agencies can work together to solve serious crimes and bring dangerous criminals to justice,” said Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. “This office will not waver in its commitment to ensure that justice is carried out in every case, no matter how long it takes. I applaud the hard work of our partners in this case and their dedication to protect the citizens of Maricopa County.”