Listner sentencing put off a week |

Listner sentencing put off a week

The sentencing of a bank robber was put off for a week because the judge handling the case is working in Placerville this week.

Dean Listner, 45, of South Lake Tahoe, pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery in May. His sentencing in El Dorado County Superior Court was set for June 28 at 8 a.m.

Listner is expected to be sentenced to three years in prison for the crime, said his attorney, Simon Harvey. The maximum prison sentence Listner could receive for the crime is five years.

Listner robbed an El Dorado Savings Bank in December 1999. Police linked him to the crime after evidence technicians pulled a thumbprint from a note he passed to a teller. The FBI identified it as Listner’s.

He made off with an undisclosed amount of money from the bank in the 3900 block of U.S. Highway 50. Today, the building is used as a U.S. post office.

Listner evaded police until February 2001 when law enforcement agents caught him in Lancaster, Calif., north of Los Angeles.

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