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Robbery Defendant Loves Champagne

Michael Oparah, 22, of Greenfield was charged Feb. 1, with two counts of robbery of a financial institution.

A 22-year-old Greenfield man with expensive tastes is facing decades in jail after police say he robbed two banks last month.

Michael Oparah, who lives in the 7300 block of Southridge Drive, was charged with two counts of robbery of a financial institution in Milwaukee County Circuit Court on Feb. 1.

He admitted to police with making off with more than $5,000 from the two heists, and told police he spent most of the money on champagne at clubs.

The two counts each carry a maximum sentence of 40 years of imprisonment and $100,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint, on Jan. 11, Oparah approached a teller at Associated Bank, 4811 S. 76th St., and ” The teller handed Oparah $3,016.

Eleven days later, Oparah struck again, according to the complaint. This time, he went to Tri-City National Bank, 6767 W. Greenfield Ave., in West Allis, and handed a teller a small piece of paper that read:

“Robbery. $100s, $50s, and $20s. Don’t look alarmed and no one will get hurt.”

The teller gave Oparah approximately $2,400.

Oparah turned himself in to West Allis police Jan. 28, and admitted to both robberies. He told police that he rode a bus to and from Associated Bank, his first target. He got a ride to the West Allis bank from a friend, who told police he thought he was giving Oparah a ride to cash a check.

Joe Todor February 08, 2013 at 09:33 PM
> more than $5,000 from the two heists, and told police he spent most of the money on champagne at clubs. In the Champagne Room ?
Jake February 10, 2013 at 02:58 AM
He was EXTREMELY LUCKY in both cases. I heard both robbery's on my scanner and Greenfield and West Allis were right on it. Greenfield with stopping all the busses in the area, and West Allis with setting up a tight perimeter. EXTREMELY LUCKY X 2 !!
Alivefive@live.com March 01, 2013 at 06:10 PM
Jake what kind of scanner do you have And what is west Allis and greenfield freqs You can inbox me at Alivefive@live.com

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