SALT LAKE CITY — A West Valley City man will spend over six years in a federal prison after being sentenced for robbing two banks in Northern Utah.

Sean Thomas Moore, 42, pleaded guilty in February to one count of bank robbery by force or violence, a federal felony. In return for his plea, one count of the same charge was dropped.

During a court hearing Wednesday at Salt Lake City’s U.S. District Court, Moore was sentenced to serve 77 months in a federal prison, and after his term is complete he will remain under supervised release for three years, according to court documents.

The court recommended that Moore serve his prison time at the U.S. Penitentiary in Tucson, Arizona in order to “facilitate family visitation and to allow for educational opportunities,” court documents say.

Moore admitted in his plea deal to robbing a North Salt Lake Zions Bank on July 17, 2018 and taking over $2,000 before leaving.

Moore is also responsible for a robbery at an Ogden KeyBank a week later. Police say Moore was given an undisclosed amount of money and drove away in a silver car that they later found was stolen from West Valley City. Police later located the car and tried to pull over the driver. The car then sped up and lead officers on a pursuit, according to charging documents.

Officers eventually were able to stop Moore and took him into custody shortly after the Ogden robbery.

State charges against Moore were dropped shortly after federal charges were filed against him.

In addition to the prison time, Moore was also ordered to pay $2,010 in restitution to the North Salt Lake Zions Bank for restitution.

Jacob Scholl is the Cops and Courts Reporter for the Standard-Examiner. Email him at and follow him on Twitter at @Jacob_Scholl.

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