Mich. Man Allegedly Robbed Bank to Pay for Daughter’s Chemo

Brian Randolph
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A Michigan man who robbed a local credit union reportedly did so in a desperate attempt to help pay for his daughter’s chemotherapy, according to authorities, ABC News reports.

Brian Randolph, 23, is accused of entering the Vibe Credit Union in South Lyon earlier this month and passing a note demanding money. The note said that he had a gun hidden in his clothes, but Randolph reportedly never showed a firearm and, according to the authorities, did not actually have a gun with him.


The young father has been charged with armed robbery. His bond was set at $500,000.

According to ABC News, Randolph’s troubles began when his insurance company reportedly stopped paying for his daughter’s chemotherapy treatment. Brailynn, who is 1 year old, has retinoblastoma, a cancer that forms in the eye, and needs treatment every four weeks that costs thousands of dollars, the site notes.

Randolph told the authorities that it was a last-ditch attempt to get money for Brailynn's upcoming session.


"I guess it was desperation. Time was ticking right before her actual appointment came up," Brailynn's mother, Asia Dupree, told WXYZ-TV. "This was after the insurance was canceled. … [We] kept calling. No answer. Voicemails. No answer. No callbacks.”

Read more at ABC News.

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