He Won $19 Million in the Lottery—And Became a Bank Robber
How Jim Hayes blew it all.
How Jim Hayes blew it all.
Is the Chinese government behind one of the boldest art-crime waves in history?
The most prolific bank robber in Texas history.
Having fallen on hard times, a former football star and the pride of his small town decides to rob the local bank. His weapons of choice: Craigslist, bear mace, and an inner tube.
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.
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.
The story of the “Barefoot Bandit,” a teenage fugitive on the run.
How $100 million in diamonds, gold, and jewelry disappeared from Antwerp Diamond Center’s super-secure vault.
On the motivations and techniques of a prolific book thief who “built a vast collection of rare works, most of which he will never read and no one will ever see.”
How FPAQ, the Canadian group that controls 72 percent of the world’s supply of maple syrup, caused one of the greatest agricultural crimes in history.
He stole over $1 million in chips – then checked himself into casino’s hotel to live like a king.
In 2003, a man robbed a bank with a bomb around his neck. It exploded shortly thereafter, taking his life and leaving authorities to try to figure out who had put it there.
The search for the world’s most elusive skyjacker.
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.
How a distillery worker in Kentucky stole hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of bourbon, one barrel at a time.
They were the New York crew that once pulled off the Lufthansa heist, one of the biggest thefts in American history and the basis for Goodfellas. Nearly 40 years later, most are dead. The survivors are old, broke, and snitching.
The detective work that led to the recovery of a trove of stolen Nazi art.
On the trail of a group of thieves stealing the fanciest wine out of San Francisco’s fanciest restaurants.
The case of the disappearing Pappy Van Winkle bourbon.
How a 24-year-old nurse discovered Vegas, high-stakes gambling, and serial bank robbery.
“In essence, Pez ordered his economic assassination,” said a fellow Pez dealer.
He was a fixture in the kitchen of one of Seattle’s most celebrated restaurants, with plans to move to New York City to further his career. Then he robbed a bank.
They were an ordinary pair of small-time criminals in the UK. Then they figured out how to blow up an ATM.
Fifty years later, the men who stole priceless gems from the Museum of Natural History recall the crime.
The thin moral line between collecting and stealing plants.