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3-time bank robber gets 8 years in prison

A bank robber arrested in Spokane last summer has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison

Cameron Len Gaunt, 28, was ordered Thursday to serve 96 months in prison. He'll be on probation for three years.

Gaunt, of Chelan, been in custody since his arrest outside a Spokane motel room at 12803 E. Sprague Ave. on July 20. He was caught with a motorcycle he had purchased with money obtained in one of the robberies.

Gaunt robbed the Bank of America in Omak July 13, a Washington Trust Bank in Wenatchee on July 16 and a Washington Trust Bank in Moses Lake on Tuesday. The robberies netted more than $12,000; a citizen's tip led federal authorities to identify Gaunt as a suspect.

The crime spree came less than a month after Gaunt was released from federal prison for passing counterfeit currency across the Pacific Northwest.

He had a prior history of passing forged checks and told police he was released from jail in June 2007 but soon became addicted to methamphetamine and “started hanging around the wrong crowd,” according to sentencing memorandum filed by prosecutors.

Before his sentencing in the forgery case in August 2008, prosecutors predicted that, without “significant effort” on Gaunt's part, his criminal behavior would continue after prison, according to court documents.

Man pleads guilty to 3 bank robberies

A bank robber arrested in Spokane last summer pleaded guilty today to three felonies for heists in Omak, Wenatchee and Moses Lake.

Cameron Len Gaunt, 28, of Chelan, will be sentenced March 3 in U.S. District Court. He’s been in federal custody at the Spokane County Jail since his arrest outside a Spokane motel room at 12803 E. Sprague Ave. on July 20.

Gaunt robbed  the Bank of America in Omak July 13, a Washington Trust Bank in Wenatchee on July 16 and a Washington Trust Bank in Moses Lake on Tuesday. The robberies netted more than $12,000, but a citizen’s tip led federal authorities to identify Gaunt as a suspect.

The crime spree came less than a month after Gaunt was released from federal prison  for passing counterfeit currency across the Pacific Northwest.

He had a prior history of passing forged checks and told police he was released from jail in June 2007 but soon became addicted to methamphetamine and “started hanging around the wrong crowd,” according to sentencing memorandum filed by prosecutors.

Before his sentencing in August 2008, prosecutors predicted that, without “significant effort” on Gaunt’s part, his criminal behavior would continue after prison, according to court documents.

Gaunt remains in jail pending sentencing. Each count carries up to 20 years in prison.

Jury indicts 3-time bank robbery suspect

A man arrested in Spokane on suspicion of bank robberies in Omak, Wenatchee and Moses Lake is to be arraigned Thursday in U.S. District Court.

A grand jury indicted Cameron Len Gaunt, 28, of Chelan, on three counts of bank robbery Aug. 25, more than one month after he was arrested as he stepped outside a Spokane motel room.

Gaunt is accused of robbing the Bank of America in Omak July 13, a Washington Trust Bank in Wenatchee on July 16 and a Washington Trust Bank in Moses Lake on July 20.

The robberies netted more than $12,000, but a citizen’s tip led federal authorities to identify Gaunt as a suspect.

The first robbery came less than a month after Gaunt was released from federal prison for passing counterfeit currency across the Pacific Northwest. He had a prior history of passing forged checks and told police he was released from jail in June 2007 but soon became addicted to methamphetamine and “started hanging around the wrong crowd,” according to sentencing memorandum filed by prosecutors.

Before his sentencing in August 2008, prosecutors predicted that, without “significant effort” on Gaunt’s part, his criminal behavior would continue after prison, according to court documents.

Gaunt is being housed at the Spokane County Jail. He’s due in federal court Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

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