Ex-Phoenix policeman convicted of robbing 5 banks

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

PHOENIX (AP) -- A former policeman accused of robbing five banks in the Phoenix metropolitan area in 2006 has been convicted in the case.
 
Maricopa County prosecutors said a jury Wednesday found 42-year-old Chad Michael Goulding guilty on 87 counts including 16 of armed robbery.
 
He also was convicted on 61 counts of kidnapping, five counts of aggravated assault and five counts of theft.
 
A sentencing date isn't immediately available.
 
Goulding was arrested in December 2010 by the FBI on suspicion of robbing Bank of America branches in Mesa, Chandler, Glendale and Scottsdale between June and November 2006.
 
He was accused of stealing more than $133,000 combined in the heists.
 
After 13 years of service, Goulding resigned from the Phoenix Police Department in August 2005.