Paul Michael Schmeer of Auburn today pleaded guilty in federal court in Sacramento to serial bank robbery.
According to court documents, Schmeer, 30, on Dec. 5, 2011 robbed the Chase Bank branch on Douglas Boulevard in Roseville. He presented a note to a teller, demanding money and stating that he had a gun.
The teller complied with the demand, and Schmeer left the bank with $4,000, according to a federal Department of Justice news release.
On Jan. 5 of this year, Schmeer 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, officials said.
As part of his plea agreement, Schmeer agreed to pay restitution for both robberies. He is in federal custody pending sentencing May 31 by U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England Jr.
The case resulted from an investigation by the Sacramento Violent Crimes Task Force, which includes the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office.