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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Oregon

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Oregon Woman Sentenced to 275 Months in Prison for Being an Armed Career Criminal

Defendant committed four armed bank robberies

EUGENE, Ore. – Lorinda Marie Goodin, 44, a resident of Lane County, Oregon, was sentenced today by U.S. District Chief Judge Ann Aiken to 22 years and 11 months in prison for committing two armed bank robberies in Multnomah County, two armed bank robberies in Lane County, and to possessing ammunition after having been previously convicted of eight bank robberies.
            Goodin pled guilty on February 20, 2013, to robbing the Bank of the West in Portland on November 8, 2011, the Clackamas County Bank in Gresham on November 14, 2011, and the Pacific Continental Bank in Eugene on August 1 and again on November 25, 2011.  Goodwin wore disguises, brandished what appeared to be a large caliber pistol, and threatened to shoot or kill bank tellers during the robberies. 
            Goodin was arrested on December 7, 2011, by an FBI agent and Springfield police officers after she was seen driving a stolen vehicle in Springfield, Oregon.  She had a large caliber toy pistol in her possession along with various disguises.  During a subsequent court-authorized search of Goodin’s residence, police found numerous rounds of .22 caliber ammunition.
            Goodin also pled guilty in federal court to being a felon in possession of ammunition and agreed to be sentenced as an armed career criminal.  She was convicted after a jury trial in 2003 and sentenced to six years and five months in prison by U.S. District Judge Anna Brown for robbing eight banks in Multnomah, Clackamas and Marion Counties.
            When pleading guilty, Goodin admitted that from August 2011 until her arrest in December 2011, she robbed 25 businesses located in Lane County, Multnomah County, Clackamas County, Wasco County and Douglas County.  When committing her robberies, Goodin carried what appeared to be a large caliber pistol and threatened to shoot employees.  During several of these robberies, Goodin had an accomplice.
            Goodin’s guilty pleas, admissions and agreed sentence recommendation were part of her plea agreement.  As part of her overall agreement, Goodin agreed that she will also plead guilty in Oregon state courts to the multiple robberies she admitted committing, and that she should receive a sentence of up to 18 years in prison for each robbery, to be served concurrently with her federal sentence.
            This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, the Portland Police Bureau, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Lane County Sheriff’s Office, Eugene Police Department, Roseburg Police Department, The Dalles Police Department, Milwaukie Police Department, Gresham Police Department, and the Springfield Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank R. Papagni, Jr.

Updated January 29, 2015