FBI accuses Lufkin grad of robbing bank

HOUSTON (AP) - The FBI and federal prosecutors accuse a Conroe police sergeant, who apparently graduated from Lufkin High School, of stealing more than $28,000 from a bank last year.

Michael Tindall, a 23-year veteran of the Conroe Police Department, was arrested Tuesday on one count of bank robbery.

A Classmates.com page belonging to someone named Michael Tindall describes him as a 1979 Lufkin High School graduate. The photo matches with photos of him on several news sites reporting his arrest.

A federal criminal complaint says Tindall, while off duty but still monitoring a police radio, walked into a bank in Conroe, located north of Houston, on Aug. 11. Officials say he wore a white helmet and demanded the money from the tellers.

Tindall is expected to make his initial court appearance on Wednesday. It was not immediately known if Tindall had an attorney.

If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

KTRE contributed to this story.