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An Auburn Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery

An Auburn man pleads guilty to serial bank robbery today (Thursday). United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced that Paul Michael Schmeer, 30, of Auburn, pleaded guilty today to serial bank robbery. The case is 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 is prosecuting 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. As part of his plea agreement, Schmeer has agreed to pay restitution for both robberies. He is currently in federal custody pending sentencing. Schmeer is scheduled to be sentenced by United States District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. on May 31, 2012. He faces up to 40 years in federal prison.

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