2x U.S. Banks Duped By Phony Cash Couriers

ROFL. I wonder was it the same guy, on a roll. You’ll almost wish he’d get away with it. The banks certainly deserved a kick in the pants for something so ridiculous.

Washington Post: To the annals of creative bank heists add this: Two Washington area banks turned over more than $850,000 in less than 24 hours this week to someone who impersonated a cash courier and claimed to be filling in for the regular guys.

On Wednesday, a man dressed as an armored truck employee with the company AT Systems walked into a BB&T bank in Wheaton about 11 a.m., was handed more than $500,000 in cash and walked out, a source familiar with the case said.

It wasn’t until the actual AT Systems employees arrived at the bank, at 11501 Georgia Ave., the next day that bank officials realized they’d been had. “When the real security guards showed up is when it became known,” said Richard Wolf, a spokesman with the FBI’s Baltimore division.

Not five minutes later or even an hour later, the next day!

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