Man sentenced for cross-dressing bank robbery

Posted June 20, 2014, at 5:57 p.m.
Last modified June 23, 2014, at 12:24 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — A Sanford man who donned a wig and carried a purse last year to rob a Berwick bank, then, breached security while awaiting sentencing at the Portland jail to have sex with a female inmate, was sentenced Friday to 15 years in federal prison.

Michel “Karma” D’Angelo, 35, also was sentenced to three years of supervised release for robbing the Kennebunk Savings Bangor on Sept. 21, 2012, of nearly $1,300 with Jennica Miller, 23, of Thomaston, according to information posted on the court system’s electronic case filing system.

Miller, who was not the inmate D’Angelo was accused of having sex with in the Cumberland County Jail, was sentenced April 29 to 15 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of aiding and abetting bank robbery.

D’Angelo and Miller were ordered jointly to pay $1,298 in restitution.

D’Angelo robbed the bank disguised as a woman, wearing a sweat suit, wig, sunglasses and a purse, according to a press release issued Friday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

He also used white surgical tape to cover a “Real Deal” tattoo on his fingers and a pink scarf to conceal a large “Karma” tattoo on his neck.

He approached the teller counter, verbally demanded cash and said that he had a bomb in his bag and would set it off if the teller pushed any buttons, the release said.

On March 8, less than a month after pleading guilty to the bank robbery, D’Angelo was caught by Cumberland County Jail corrections officers with female inmate Renee Glantz, 23, of Windham in his cell.

The two were together for 3 ½ hours before being discovered, according to a previously published report. They were not charged with crimes due to the tryst but were sanctioned by the jail, according to court documents.

On the robbery charge, D’Angelo faced a mandatory minimum of 10 years due to his prior convictions.

 

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