Thursday Mar 15 2012
Auburn man pleads guilty to robbing Roseville Chase Bank
By: ToLewis, The Press Tribune
An Auburn man pleaded guilty Thursday to a series of bank robberies that began last year, including one in Roseville. According to court documents, Paul Michael Schmeer, 30, robbed the Roseville branch of Chase Bank at 1800 Douglas Blvd. on Dec. 5. Schmeer presented a note to a teller, demanding money and threatening that he had a gun, although no gun was seen at the time. The teller complied and Schmeer left the bank on foot with $4,000. On Jan. 5, Schmeer also robbed the Chase Bank branch on E Street in Davis, using the same method, according to a statement released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He left that bank with $5,070 and was caught because his likeness was captured on bank surveillance cameras. As part of his plea agreement, Schmeer, who is currently in federal custody pending sentencing, has agreed to pay restitution for both robberies. He is facing up to 40 years in federal prison and is due to be sentenced by United States District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. on May 31. Toby Lewis can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @TobyLewis_RsvPT.