Criminal Justice News

Friday, June 01, 2012

Auburn Man Sentenced to Nearly Five Years in Prison for Bank Robbery


SACRAMENTO, CA—Paul Michael Schmeer, 30, of Auburn, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. to four years and nine months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for serial bank robbery, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. Judge England ordered Schmeer to pay full restitution for the robberies.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Sacramento Violent Crimes Task Force, which includes the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Rodriguez prosecuted the case.

According to court documents, on December 5, 2011, Schmeer robbed the Roseville Branch of Chase Bank on Douglas Boulevard. He presented a note to a teller, demanding money and threatening that he had a gun. The teller complied, and Schmeer left the bank with $4,000. On January 5, 2012, he robbed the Chase Bank branch on E Street in Davis using the same method. He left the bank with $5,070 and was caught because his likeness was captured on bank surveillance cameras.

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