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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Texas

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Dallas Man Who Robbed Five Banks in One Month is Sentenced to 71 months in Federal Prison

DALLAS — A Dallas man who admitted robbing five banks in the DFW metroplex in September 2014 was sentenced this afternoon, announced Acting U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Michael Bennett Smith, 44, was sentenced to 71 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle. He has been in custody since his arrest shortly after committing his last bank robbery.

Smith pleaded guilty to five counts of bank robbery, admitting committing the following bank robberies:

September 2, 2014 - Commercial Bank of Texas, 721 South Central Expressway, Allen, Texas

September 6, 2014 - BBVA Compass Bank, 484 East Round Grove Road, Lewisville, Texas

September 8, 2014 - Wells Fargo Bank, 4771 Saturn Road, Garland, Texas

September 11, 2014 - Wells Fargo Bank, 4703 State Highway 121, The Colony, Texas

September 18, 2014 - Wells Fargo Bank, 1727 South Loop 288, Denton, Texas

The FBI Dallas Violent Crimes Task Force investigated, with assistance from Allen, The Colony, Denton, Garland and Lewisville Police Departments. Assistant U.S. Attorney Keith Robinson prosecuted.

Updated June 26, 2015