PORTLAND, Maine – A man who robbed a series of credit unions in Maine last year was sentenced Tuesday to serve 15 years in prison.

Paul Sans, 30, had pleaded guilty in federal court in October to four counts of bank robbery and one count of interference with commerce by robbery for three credit union heists and one bank holdup.

His getaway driver, Maria Mattson, 31, in December was sentenced to serve 50 months in federal prison.

Sans robbed a Cumberland Farms store in Portland on Jan. 11, 2012; a University CU branch in Portland on Jan. 12, 2012; TruChoice CU in Portland on Jan. 19, 2012; Evergreen CU in Windham on Feb. 7, 2012; and Auburn Savings Bank FSB in Lewiston on Feb. 15, 2012.

In each robbery, Mattson drove while Sans went in wearing a hooded sweatshirt, a mask and gloves, and carrying what appeared to be a handgun.

In addition to the prison term, Sans was ordered to pay $19,161 in restitution jointly with Mattson.



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