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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 14, 2014

Former Sanford Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery Charge

Contact: Darcie McElwee
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Michel
D’Angelo a/k/a “Karma,” 34, formerly of Sanford, Maine, pled guilty yesterday in U.S. District
Court in Portland to robbing Kennebunk Savings Bank in Berwick, Maine on September 21,
2012.

According to court records, D’Angelo entered the bank wearing a women’s sweat suit, a
wig and sunglasses and carrying a purse. He approached the teller counter and demanded cash
stating that he had a bomb in his bag and that he would set it off if the teller pushed any buttons.
He absconded with $1,298.25. D’Angelo was assisted by his girlfriend, Jennica Miller who gave
him her clothing and accessories, drove the getaway car, and placed diversionary 911 emergency
calls to the Berwick police at the time of the robbery falsely claiming that she had been stabbed
by her boyfriend.

D’Angelo faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He will be sentenced after
the completion of a presentence investigation report by the United States Probation Office. For
her involvement, on January 14, 2014 Miller pled guilty to aiding and abetting the bank
robbery. She awaits sentencing.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Berwick and
Kittery, Maine and Middleborough and New Bedford, Massachusetts police departments. U.S.
Attorney Delahanty praised the cooperation among these law enforcement agencies noting that
“this bank robbery was solved because local and federal law enforcement agencies across two
states worked closely together.”

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Updated January 26, 2015