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Old 06-20-2020, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Well, the sins of the aforementioned Deutsche Bank were certainly in the news:

https://www.dw.com/en/deutsche-banks...als/a-46510219

Here's a list of other bank fraud scandals - the French bank I worked for is in the list:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...est-banks.html

People who work in the financial industry are certainly aware of these frauds -- I suspect a lot of folks who aren't involved beyond putting money in their retirement accounts don't pay a lot of attention to such news.
We really have no local news. But then we have very little National news. I think some of the big cities still have some honest reporting? But don't forget that only five companies control 90% of the news today.

I just don't recall one local news story that said X dollars were stolen from a specific bank. Banks don't like to give exact details and that might be because they are hoping that the details might help catch the thieves.

Even in that second link you gave me only two were sentenced to time; unless they simply left that out? The one man lost 860 million and only served three years.
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Old 06-20-2020, 11:01 AM
 
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We really have no local news. But then we have very little National news. I think some of the big cities still have some honest reporting? But don't forget that only five companies control 90% of the news today.

I just don't recall one local news story that said X dollars were stolen from a specific bank. Banks don't like to give exact details and that might be because they are hoping that the details might help catch the thieves.

Even in that second link you gave me only two were sentenced to time; unless they simply left that out? The one man lost 860 million and only served three years.
They also do this because they do not want to let people know, how much money thieves are getting when they do these hold ups, (because that may give too many people the idea to attempt a similar hold up).


A detective once told me, if certain segments of the public, knew bank robbers were averaging a few grand by holding up a bank...they would have bank robberies left and right to deal with!
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Old 06-20-2020, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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They also do this because they do not want to let people know, how much money thieves are getting when they do these hold ups, (because that may give too many people the idea to attempt a similar hold up).


A detective once told me, if certain segments of the public, knew bank robbers were averaging a few grand by holding up a bank...they would have bank robberies left and right to deal with!
We also have a hands off policy towards the robbers. Nobody wants an armed confrontation inside our banks. I believe that they simply want them to hand over the money and let our police get them after they leave. It is only on a rare occasion that you hear of a shootout at a bank and that is probably just by accident.

Whatever happened to the exploding dye bundles of money? Maybe they moved away from those with some form of imbedded RFID strip to help apprehend them after they leave? Supposedly 'active', battery powered chips can be detected several hundred meters away. But I have no idea how small they can make those devices today?
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Old 06-20-2020, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Even in that second link you gave me only two were sentenced to time; unless they simply left that out? The one man lost 860 million and only served three years.
Societe Generale - sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay $7 billion dollars U.S.

Barings Bank - served three years in prison.

Allfirst - sentenced to seven and a half years in prison.

Daiwa Bank - sentenced to four years in prison and fined $2.6 million.

BCCI - sentenced to fourteen years in prison and ordered to pay 2.94 million pounds from his personal assets.
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Old 06-20-2020, 01:23 PM
 
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We also have a hands off policy towards the robbers. Nobody wants an armed confrontation inside our banks. I believe that they simply want them to hand over the money and let our police get them after they leave. It is only on a rare occasion that you hear of a shootout at a bank and that is probably just by accident.

Whatever happened to the exploding dye bundles of money? Maybe they moved away from those with some form of imbedded RFID strip to help apprehend them after they leave? Supposedly 'active', battery powered chips can be detected several hundred meters away. But I have no idea how small they can make those devices today?
The last time I was tangentially involved in a bank robbery, I asked the teller who had it happen to what about the dye pack. Apparently they all know about it and they tell you specifically do not give me the dye pack. And when they say that, you do not give them the dye pack.

The instructions were when I was in banking and I assume the instructions are still the same today. You do exactly what they tell you to do, exactly how they tell you to do it. It’s just money, it’s insured.
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Old 06-20-2020, 02:00 PM
 
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funny you should post this......I recently watched an old interview of Jerry Lewis and it struck me that he was so much like that character Buddy Love. sure enough at the end of the interview, the interviewer asked how much are you like Buddy Love and how much like Jerry. he said, well I was the one who wrote that screenplay, so a lot. his kids recollections really shed light on his split personality......when they heard his car coming into the driveway, they all ran and hid.
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Old 06-20-2020, 02:10 PM
 
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Jerry Lewis was quite the guy!!!!!

I used to watch alot of stuff by him...... Not many could come close!


Dan
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Old 06-20-2020, 09:01 PM
 
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Right. If he had all those legit businesses, an empire, according to the NY Times article, how could he be poor now?

He is a con man. He may be poor or he wants people to think is his poor.
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Old 06-20-2020, 09:07 PM
 
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I agree. This story is fully worthy of being its own 1 hour movie or special documentary.

Look how the guy abruptly ended the story in a way, by stating he is poor now. Poor forever? After all of those escapades? Does a highly successful con man just stop conning like that?

What happened to his investing business with the gold, the silver, the diamonds and Ruby’s?

That is a question worth exploring. Perhaps his assets are hidden and its easy to tell a reporter that you are poor. But he is a con man so perhaps this is part of his con.
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Old 06-20-2020, 09:31 PM
 
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We also have a hands off policy towards the robbers. Nobody wants an armed confrontation inside our banks. I believe that they simply want them to hand over the money and let our police get them after they leave. It is only on a rare occasion that you hear of a shootout at a bank and that is probably just by accident.

Whatever happened to the exploding dye bundles of money? Maybe they moved away from those with some form of imbedded RFID strip to help apprehend them after they leave? Supposedly 'active', battery powered chips can be detected several hundred meters away. But I have no idea how small they can make those devices today?
I cannot remember the last 'shoot out' involved with a bank robbery that I heard about, or the use of dye packs...Im assuming they use something else today, like a GPS locator.


We had a rash of bank robberies last year, and it was the same guy at each one, he didnt try real hard on a disguise, just a pair of sunglasses, he robbed around 6 or 7 banks before they finally caught him, however it took awhile for police to catch him after his first bank, so maybe they are not using any locating device?



The bad thing for police in that case, even with the sunglasses on, the guy looked so incredibly average, he was average height, weight, in his early 30s, he looked like most other guys in public. lol
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