Green Gaiter Bandit Gets 46 Months in Prison

SANTA ANA (CNS) – The Green Gaiter Bandit was sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison Wednesday for robbing three Orange County banks.

Christopher Paul Daniels, 55, of Torrance, pleaded guilty in April to robbing the U.S. Bank branch in Mission Viejo on Jan. 7, Chase branch in Fullerton on Jan. 21, and the Bank of the West branch in Fullerton on Jan. 27, according to court records.

U.S. District Judge David O. Carter sentenced Daniels to 46 months in prison, which prosecutors recommended. Carter ordered Daniels to pay $15,362 in restitution.

Daniels wore a green camouflage gaiter as a mask during some of his robberies, according to the FBI.

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