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Coeur d'Alene man sentenced to eight years for bank robberies

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"It's all fun and games until the cops show up." "It's all fun and games until the cops show up."
Allen's driver in the bank robberies, Jennifer Balfe (Right) was sentenced to 27 months for her role in the crimes. Allen's driver in the bank robberies, Jennifer Balfe (Right) was sentenced to 27 months for her role in the crimes.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A Coeur d'Alene man convicted of robbing banks in Oregon and Idaho was sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison this week. 

35-year-old Ricky Allen Fisher pleaded guilty in December to robbing banks in Ontario, Oregon and Cottonwood, Idaho. U.S. District Court Judge Edward J. Lodge increased Fisher's sentence from 87 months to 99 months this week because Fisher committed the robberies just days after being release from prison in May 2014. 

U.S. District Attorney Wendy J. Olsen said when Fisher was released from prison in May 6, 2014, he took a bus to Idaho, then three days later went to Ontario, Oregon where he robbed a bank of $1,600. Five days later Fisher robbed another bank in Ontario and got away with more than $1300. Two days after that robbery, Fisher admitted to robbing a bank in Cottonwood, Idaho. The 19-year-old woman who drove Fisher to each of the robberies, Jennifer Balfe, was sentenced to 27 months in prison for her role in the crimes. 

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