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Failed Financial Adviser Robs Banks in Old-Man Mask: Cops

Abraham Maghen allegedly stole nearly $12K before being caught
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted May 12, 2017 5:59 PM CDT

(Newser) – Perhaps hoping to blend into Florida's geriatric population, a 24-year-old man allegedly robbed two banks in the Sunshine State this week while disguised as an old man. Authorities say Abraham Maghen brandished a gun while wearing an old-person mask at a bank in Pembroke Pines on May 2 and made off with $10,000, ABC News reports. A week later, he allegedly stole $1,800 from a Boca Raton bank using a note that stated: "My grandson is sick. I need $40,000 now." According to the Miami Herald, police arrested Maghen after the second robbery. He allegedly said he was fired as a financial adviser and is "not very good at finances." No kidding; police say after the first robbery, Maghen spent $2,755 at a casino in less than an hour then deposited $2,500 into his overdrawn bank account. (Read more bank robbery stories.)

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