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How an International Hacker Squad Made Off With $45 Million

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One of history’s most sophisticated bank heists happened just a few months ago, but for this one, no getaway car was required. We’re deep into the digital age now, so it’s no longer a surprise when criminals raid bank accounts using nothing but computer keyboards and hacking software. What’s different about this one is the […]

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Famous American Banks Heists: The United California Bank Robbery

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Committing the heist of the century requires expert planning, and in 1972, master thief Amil Dinsio conceived a plan that would allow him to do just that. He and his team would be unbelievably rich just as soon as they successfully robbed the United California Bank. The plan was mapped out and timed to perfection, […]

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Famous American Bank Heists: Machine Gun Kelly (No, Not the Rapper)

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“Machine Gun Kelly” has got to be one of the most badass gangster nicknames of all time. (It’s so good, in fact, that it’s even been adopted by a rapper.) But Mr. Machine Gun wasn’t born a notorious thug. In fact, unlike most of the criminals of his time, he had a pretty normal life […]

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Famous American Bank Heists: Ma Barker and Her Boys

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A cherub-cheeked, middle-aged woman with a demure string of pearls around her neck isn’t exactly what comes to mind when you think of the average crime boss. And that’s exactly what makes Ma Barker, matriarch of the Barker crime family and reputed mastermind behind a string of Great Depression-era bank robberies, so delightful. While the […]

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Famous American Bank Heists: Butch Cassidy’s San Miguel Valley Robbery

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Thanks to Hollywood’s love of the romanticized Wild West, everyone knows about Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid. However, the 1969 blockbuster movie based on their lives hardly does the outlaws justice. The duo’s rise to infamy was left out of 20th Century Fox’s interpretation. So in this edition of Famous American Bank Heists, we’re […]

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Famous American Bank Heists: The Great Brinks Robbery

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Bank heists, illegal and reckless though they may be, hold a special place in the American heart. Although modern technology has made getting away with an armed bank robbery virtually impossible these days, we live in a country that was founded by rebels. It’s our heritage. It’s why big buildings full of money still call […]

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Are Mexican Money Launderers Running Wal-Mart?

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While Wal-Mart’s employees have been busy rolling back prices all summer, the corporation’s executives may have been busy rolling something else – wads of laundered cash. This week, the world’s largest retail company landed itself in hot water with Congress when the ranking members of the Oversight and Energy Committees accused Wal-Mart of stonewalling an […]

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Simple Techniques For Identifying Counterfeit Currency

August 3, 2012
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When a customer gave Joe a $100 bill for his old living room set at his yard sale last week, Joe didn’t think twice about accepting it. Life went on as usual. But then Joe tried to use the bill to pay for his purchases at Wal-Mart, and suddenly he found himself being escorted into […]

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Canadian Couple Charged With Card Fraud Now Facing Child Pornography Charges

June 11, 2012

CALGARY, Canada- A man who moved out of an apartment after a large fire is now one of the main victims in a massive credit card skimming operation. Victor Frolov had his identity stolen by a couple that moved into the apartment he had been living in. Curtis Douglas Keller and Amanda McHugh de Bakker, […]

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Thief Steals Credit Cards and Jewelry In Ann Arbor Home Invasion

June 6, 2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich.- A homeowner who was downstairs in their home, did not even see the thief who came into the home during the afternoon robbery. The thief entered the home through an unlocked door. According to the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, the crime occurred between 1 PM and 1:30 PM in the 900 block […]

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