A Michigan man stopped by the Utah Highway Patrol with loot in his car has pleaded guilty to robbing two banks at gunpoint in March.
Lutin Scott, 30, of Grand Rapids, pleaded guilty Friday to robbing a Salt Lake City branch of Valley Bank and Trust of $100 on March 28 and taking $700 from First Security Bank in Roy the following day.Scott, also known as Lutin Hempton, faces fines of up to $250,000 and a maximum of 20 years in prison on each of the two robbery counts at his Aug. 3 sentencing before U.S. District Judge David Sam.
In return for Scott's guilty plea, prosecutors dismissed a third robbery charge involving a $12,000 heist at the Bank of Utah in Salt Lake County and a weapons violation count.
Prosecutor Paul Warner said the government's evidence against Scott included testimony from bank tellers who could identify the robber, and a trooper who pulled over Scott's car. The officer found loot and a jacket that matched the description of the robber's.