Hervé Falciani, a computer engineer working at HSBC, stole the bank’s list of secret accounts. But was he out to expose tax cheats or get rich himself? Perhaps both.Previously: Patrick Radden Keefe on the Longform Podcast
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Peggy Jo Tallas spent most of her adult life doing two things: taking care of her ailing mother and robbing bank after bank dressed as a pudgy, bearded cowboy.More: The Longform Guide to Bank Heists
Ray Bowman and Billy Kirkpatrick, who began boosting together as teenagers, were arrested only twice during their prolific partnership. The first time was for stealing 38 records from a K-Mart in 1974. The second arrest came in 1997. In between, Bowman and Kirkpatrick robbed 27 banks, including the single biggest haul in United States history: $4,461,681 from the Seafirst Bank in suburban Tacoma.
How a 24-year-old nurse discovered Vegas, high-stakes gambling, and serial bank robbery.Previously: The Longform Guide to Bank Heists
They were an ordinary pair of small-time criminals in the UK. Then they figured out how to blow up an ATM.
Previously: The Longform Guide to Bank Heists
Scott Catt was a single dad trying to make ends meet, so he started robbing banks. Then he needed accomplices, so he asked his kids.
How a struggling comedian became a pimp who eventually started sending teenage hookers on bank robbery missions that earned them notoriety as the “Starlet Bandits.”
An Iraq War veteran assuages his PTSD with bank heists.
A captured bank robber makes a remarkable claim.
The most prolific bank robber in Texas history.