Lewiston man gets 5 years in prison in credit union robbery
Sep. 21, 2017
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal court has sentenced a 33-year-old Lewiston, Maine, man to five years in prison for robbing a credit union this year.
U.S. District Judge Jon Levy sentenced Brent Roaix on Wednesday. Roaix pleaded guilty in May.
Acting U.S. Attorney Richard Murphy said Roaix handed a bank teller a handwritten note demanding money on Jan. 25 at a Rainbow Federal Credit Union in Lewiston. The teller gave money to Roaix, who fled.
Murphy said Lewiston police found Roaix hiding in a nearby apartment, arrested him and recovered the stolen money.
Roaix faced up to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $250,000.
The Sun Journal reports Roaix faces sentencing in Androscoggin County Superior Court on Friday on 2014 robbery charges.