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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Alaska

Friday, July 22, 2016

Wasilla Man Sentenced for Bank Robbery

Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that a Wasilla man was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Gleason to 95 months in prison for bank robbery.

Wayne Michael Sexton, 45, of Wasilla, Alaska, was indicted by the grand jury in November 2015 for robbing Credit Union 1 located in the Midtown region of Anchorage, on Aug. 7, 2015.  Sexton, who has been in custody for the robbery since Nov. 9, 2015, has been detained in the Anchorage jail without bail. Sexton has a prior conviction for two bank robberies which he committed in 1999.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Skrocki, Sexton carried and pointed a revolver at bank personnel, took over the entire bank lobby area, threatened and intimidated bank personnel and pilfered each teller station one at a time.  During the robbery, Sexton obtained more than $17,000 in cash. 

In sentencing Sexton to a term of 95 months, the court noted the impact of the crime on the victim tellers, Sexton’s display of a pistol during the robbery, the threat to the public and Sexton’s inability to avoid a life of crime.  Sexton told the court the robbery was “an act of a coward.” Sexton was also ordered by the court to pay $17,730 to Credit Union 1 in restitution.        

U.S. Attorney Loeffler commends the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Alaska State Troopers for the investigation of this case.

Updated July 22, 2016