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Man pleads not guilty in 3 Salt Lake bank holdups

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A federal grand jury has charged a 54-year-old man with three counts of bank robbery after a trio of Salt Lake banks were robbed during a three-week period.

Daniel Joseph Carlton pleaded not guilty to the charges Thursday in federal court. He faces up to 20 years in prison on each count.

According to court documents, Carlton got away with $800 from a Bank One, 80 W. 300 South, on Dec. 27, 2001. One week later, on Jan. 3, prosecutors believe Carlton stole $1,200 from Zions Bank, 701 E. 400 South. Then, on Jan. 9, Carlton allegedly robbed Wells Fargo Bank, 1095 E. 2100 South, to the tune of $1,705.

Carlton was arrested Monday at Crossroads Mall when a Salt Lake police detective eating lunch in the food court spotted him. The unidentified officer recognized him from fliers made from bank surveillance and witness descriptions. Authorities found a blue bank deposit bag on him that was reportedly used in the robberies.