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Detroit man sentenced for banking conspiracy up to 20 years

LANSING – After illegally obtaining a series of bank account numbers and stealing funds from multiple people, a 27-year-old Detroit man pleaded guilty to conducting a criminal enterprise and received a sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

In a press release Friday, Attorney General Dana Nessel announced that Kevin Adolph will spend a minimum of two years and a maximum of 20 years behind bars for leading the conspiracy that attempted to steal more than $100,000 from Comerica Bank accounts.

Adolph was able to access the victims’ accounts after receiving their banking information from his co-conspirator Britnie Miah, who worked as a teller at Comerica Bank in Novi.

Between June and August of 2018, Adolph and Miah stole more than $20,000 from unsuspecting customers’ bank accounts.

Adolph attempted to steal more than $88,000 from other victims, but bank security captured the transactions and stopped them before the money could be taken.

The owner of one of the flagged accounts reported the incident to the Novi police, telling detectives that someone had tried to access his savings.

Novi PD turned the matter over to Michigan AG’s Financial Crimes Division, whose investigation led to the arrest and conviction of Adolph and Miah.

“Having your identity and savings in jeopardy is a painful experience that no one should go through, especially when you trust a financial institution to protect your privacy,” Nessel said.

Nessel assured Michiganders that her office is committed to ensuring that no one is taken advantage of by bad actors or dishonest practices.

In addition to his prison sentence, Adolph is prohibited from having any contact with Miah or any of his victims. He too has been ordered to pay restitution.

Miah pleaded guilty to two counts of identity theft in October 2022 and was sentenced to two years probation.

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