An Auburn man has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for bank robberies in Roseville and Davis.
Paul Michael Schmeer, 30, was sentenced today in Sacramento by U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. to four years and nine months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for serial bank robbery. He also was ordered to pay full restitution for the robberies, according to a federal Department of Justice news release.
According to court documents, on Dec. 5, 2011, Schmeer robbed the Roseville branch of Chase Bank on Douglas Boulevard. He presented a note to a teller, demanding money and stating that he had a gun. The teller complied, and Schmeer left the bank with $4,000.
On Jan. 5 of this year, he robbed the Chase Bank branch on E Street in Davis, using the same method, according to the news release. He left the bank with $5,070 and was caught because his likeness was captured on bank surveillance cameras.
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.