A Vineland man has been sentenced to 78 months in prison for stealing a car and using it as part of a South Jersey bank robbery spree in September and October, 2016.

Authorities say 29-year-old Nathan L. Wallace previously pleaded guilty before to an information charging him with three counts of bank robbery.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

Wallace admitted stealing a 2003 Chrysler Sebring on Sept. 22, 2016, by threatening the victim with a toy revolver resembling an actual firearm. Wallace also admitted taking the Sebring on Sept. 24, 2016, to a BB&T Bank in Buena Vista Township, New Jersey, where he used the toy revolver to threaten bank employees and demand money. After taking cash from the employees, Wallace fled in the Sebring.

Wallace also admitted traveling in the same stolen Sebring with Quintin L. Jones, 36, of Vineland, to rob a Newfield National Bank in Newfield, New Jersey, on Oct. 7, 2016, and a Cape Bank in Upper Deerfield Township, New Jersey, on Oct. 11, 2016. During both robberies, one of the defendants used a toy revolver to threaten bank employees and steal money before they both fled in the stolen Searing. Wallace admitted that he and Jones set fire to the Sebring on Oct. 15, 2016, in order to destroy evidence of the robberies.

In addition to the 78-month prison term, Wallace was sentenced to three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay $33,206.

Jones pleaded guilty on November 8, 2017, and was sentenced last month to 100 months in prison.

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