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A Family of Bank Robbers

Some families golf together, others go camping together. This family, however, is a bit unique: they rob the bank together. And you know what they say about a family that robs a bank together. They go to jail together: A father, son [...]

Man Gets Back £51,000 He Stole

Apparently being a thief pays. 19 years ago bank manager Otto Neuman stole £150,000 in cash, gold bars, and gold coins from his own branch. When he was caught there was only about £51,000 left in cash and the gold recovered. In a bureaucratic twist of events the bank did not claim the money because their [...]

Bank Robber Angrily Returns to Bank after Discovering That the Teller Tricked Him

After departing the bank, the robber realized that the teller had not actually given him $20,000 in cash. Not one to tolerate bad customer service, he returned, presumably to lodge a complaint: As officers were responding, Bundrage discovered the teller had not given him the full $20,000. Officers found him standing at the front door attempting to [...]

A Criminal’s Perfect Disguise

Problem: You don’t look like the guy whose identity you’ve just stolen.Solution: Disguise yourself! Here’s what one criminal mastermind did to impersonate another man and steal his bank card: The police officer looked at the Oregon ID that Pinney had given the [...]

Man Tries to Rob Bank on Columbus Day

I sympathize with his frustration. There’s no build-up to Columbus Day, so one might not expect banks to be closed. According to police in East Boston, Massachussets, a would-be bank robber was ready to conduct business on Monday. But he couldn’t get inside the building. The suspect: [...] was spotted by a passing officer at the [...]

Bank of Canada Redesigned Banknote Because It Was "Too Asian"

The Bank of Canada’s new $100 banknote design included a picture of a woman using a microscope and a bottle of insulin to celebrate Canadian’s medical innovation. Focus groups engaged by the bank to critique the initial [...]

The Missing Links: How to Turn Junk Mail Into A Big Payday

A Perfectly Legal $95,000 Bank Heist Patrick Combs deposited a $95K junk mail bank check as a joke, fully expecting the transaction to be declined. Lucky for him the bank accepted the check – and it was totally legal. Needless to say the bank was none too pleased when they realized their error. * The Bluths Are Back The [...]

9 of the World’s Most Ridiculously Secure Safes and Vaults

1. Fort Knox Plan on breaking into Fort Knox? First, climb the four surrounding fences—two of which are electric—and then sneak past the armed sentinels lining the perimeter. Be sure to avoid the video cameras. Don’t waste time trying to blast through the granite walls—they are four feet thick and held together by 750 tons of [...]

University Sues Overachieving Student for Lost Income

Marcel Pohl was a student at the School of Economics and Management in Essen, Germany. But not for long -he passed 60 examinations and graduated in three semesters, when the normal course is 11 semesters. You’d think the school would be proud, but they are suing Pohl for €3,000, which is the tuition payments we [...]

New Level of Fakery in China: Fake U.S. Bank

Fake watches and knock off Louis Vuitton bags? In china, such fakery is so common it’s pedestrian. Well, rice trader Lin Chunping took it to another level with this brazen act: he pretended to [...]