Financial Crime: ‘John Dillinger lives!’ Serial bank robber stuck up 10 banks just months after being released from a 20-year stint for robbing banks

by | Jul 27, 2022 | Stock Market

If at first you don’t succeed. A serial bank robber sentenced on Tuesday is headed back to prison for 20 years after sticking up 10 banks months after his release from a 22-year stint behind bars for … robbing banks. Todd Eugene Cannady of Palm Springs, Calif., “took great joy in his crimes,” prosecutors said, shouting out things like “John Dillinger lives!” and “Bikers rule, baby!” as he ripped off banks all around southern California over the past 40 years.

“[His] enjoyment, predilection, and compulsion is clear: after serving a 262-month sentence for armed bank robbery, [Cannady] was discharged and began this new bank robbery spree within four months of [him] beginning supervised release,” federal prosecutors wrote in a sentencing memo. A message left with Cannady’s attorney wasn’t immediately returned. Cannady’s life of crime dates back to 1982, when he started sticking up stores around Los Angeles, according to court records. In 1987, he graduated to bank robbery, holding up a string of banks, before being arrested and sen …

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