Oakland Man Sentenced for Credit Union Robbery
Contact: James L. McCarthy
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373
Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Paul Garland,
27, of Oakland, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Bangor, by Chief Judge John A. Woodcock,
Jr., to 8 years imprisonment and 5 years of supervised release and was ordered to pay $9,147 in
restitution for robbery of a credit union. Garland pled guilty to the charge on April 26, 2012.
Court records reveal that in June 2009, Garland robbed a teller at knifepoint at the Taconnet
Federal Credit Union in Skowhegan, Maine, obtaining $9,147. After the robbery, witnesses observed
Garland flee from the credit union and leave the parking lot on the back of a motorcycle driven by
Forrest T. “Teddy” Goodwin. Garland and Goodwin rode to Goodwin’s residence where they changed
clothes and vehicles.
The investigation was conducted jointly by the Skowhegan Police Department and the Federal
Bureau of Investigation.
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