General Crime

* Matthew Dehn, 47, And Lisa Zamorano, 32, “Bad Wig Bandit” Sentenced For A Series Of Bank Robbries

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A man known as the “Bad Wig Bandit” and his accomplice were sentenced in federal court in San Francisco Wednesday for their involvement in a series of bank robberies throughout the Bay Area in 2008, U.S. Attorney Joseph P. Russoniello announced today.Matthew Charles Dehn, 47, and Lisa Monique Zamorano, 32, both San Jose residents, were sentenced after pleading guilty in February to the robbery counts. Dehn was sentenced to 146 months in prison and has to pay $26,907 after pleading guilty to 10 bank robbery counts, one attempted bank robbery count, and one count of conspiracy, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.Zamorano was sentenced to 48 months in prison and ordered to pay $5,712 after she pleaded guilty to one count each of bank robbery, attempted bank robbery, and conspiracy. Between March and August 2008, Dehn robbed 10 banks in San Mateo, Redwood City, Danville, Los Altos, Dublin, Burlingame, Newark, and San Bruno, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.He was apprehended by the FBI after attempting to rob a bank in San Rafael and was indicted by a federal grand jury on Oct. 16, 2008.During the robberies, in which he stole more than $27,000, Dehn demanded money from bank tellers while disguising his features with a baseball cap, sunglasses, and a coarse, brown wig tied in a ponytail that earned him the nickname of the “Bad Wig Bandit,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.Zamorano assisted Dehn in the last two incidents by driving him to and from the banks.The prosecution of Dehn and Zamorano was the result of a seven-month investigation by the FBI, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, and the police departments of San Mateo, Danville, Los Altos, Dublin, Burlingame,Newark,San Bruno, Redwood City, and San Rafael.

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