Bank Robber Caught After Facebook Pictures Found to Match Surveillance Photos

(Original story at the Chicago Tribune here.)

Unlike the stupid insiders at the bank robbery in Houston, Texas, this man knew better than to brag about his exploits on Facebook. Unfortunately for him, he still got caught. Perhaps he could not afford new clothes, which was why he decided to go into bank robbery?

Facebook photos help FBI solve bank robberies

Associated Press 6:10 a.m. CDT, April 20, 2011


DETROIT— The FBI says a man charged with robbing five Detroit-area banks was caught after investigators matched him to photos on Facebook.

Anthony Wilson was indicted Tuesday, two months after his arrest on a criminal complaint. He’s accused of stealing $6,300 during five bank robberies from October through January.

FBI agent Juan Herrera says a tipster called after seeing bank surveillance photos. The tipster offered Wilson’s name, and the FBI found his profile photo on Facebook.

Herrera says there were Facebook photos of the 25-year-old Wilson wearing clothes that were worn during a robbery.

Wilson has been free on bond since his arrest. A message seeking comment was left with his attorney Wednesday.

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Author: Nicholas

Experienced Mortgage Banker in the Denver metro area.

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