Montana man sentenced to additional time for casino, bank robberies

It was bad enough that he was sentenced to ten years in a federal prison on robbery and perjury charges, but a Billings, Montana man is now looking at more time behind bars.  David William Reeks has been sentenced to five years in prison for robbing a bank and two casinos, time that will be served after completing his federal sentence. 

It could have been worse.  The 49-year-old was initially ordered to serve 20 years, but 15 of them were suspended.  Reeks was founded guilty of robbing the Magic City Casino in December 2016 and the Little Horn State Bank the following month.  Apparently, on a roll, he held up the Luck Lil's Casino two weeks later. 

In addition to the high-profile thefts, Reeks had also stolen a ring from a friend and sold it to a pawn store.  For all of the crimes, he was ordered to pay $14,687 among the various victims, of which $10,000 will go to the Little Horn State Bank.  That's the amount he stole from the bank during the heist.  Reeks was on parole for theft at the time of the crimes. 

In January 2006, Reeks was ordered to spend 15 years in the Montana State Prison.  He had been found guilty of robbing the Nickel Ante Casino in Billings and then, while in jail awaiting trial, wrote letters to an unidentified woman to try and convince her to commit robbery in order to cover his bail bond. 

Reeks is currently in federal lockup for robbing employees of the Valley Federal Credit Union in January of last year.  His ten-year sentence was ordered in September of last year, meaning he still has about another 14 years in the slammer.  He should be around 73 years old by the time he's released. 

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