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Robbing Banks Does Not Pay – Much

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CN) - A Poughkeepsie man on Tuesday was sentenced to 92 months in prison for robbing five banks - a spree that netted him an average of $4,897 per job, federal prosecutors said. He tried to rob another bank and got nothing.

Frank Scott Surico robbed banks in New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania in the first 3 months of this year, according to the criminal information. Surico "told the court his modus operandi was to approach a teller, place a plastic bag on the counter, announce that it was a robbery, demand that the teller place money in the bag, and then walk out," the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

He "attempted to rob" a credit union in Middletown, N.Y., but got nothing, prosecutors said, without detailing what went wrong that time.

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