February 14

Man pleads guilty to robbing Maine bank dressed as woman

Michel D’Angelo, who is also known as ‘Karma,’ claimed to have a bomb when he took nearly $1,300 from Kennebunk Savings Bank in 2012.

By Scott Dolan sdolan@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

A former Sanford man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Portland to robbing Kennebunk Savings Bank in Berwick in 2012 while dressed as a woman.

Michel D’Angelo, 34, went into the School Street bank just before noon on Sept. 21, 2012, dressed in red women’s sweatpants, sweatshirt and a wig with long brown hair. He told a bank teller that he had a bomb in his bag and would set it off if the teller pressed any buttons, according to a court affidavit filed by FBI Special Agent Thomas MacDonald.

D’Angelo, who goes by the nickname “Karma,” escaped the bank with $1,298.25 in a getaway car driven by his girlfriend, Jennica Miller, 22, of Thomaston, according to the affidavit.

D’Angelo pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court before Judge Nancy Torresen to a single count of bank robbery. Miller pleaded guilty last month before the same judge to a charge of aiding and abetting the robbery.

D’Angelo is scheduled for sentencing on May 28. Miller is due for sentencing on April 29. Each faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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