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Willie Sutton
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    (June 30, 1901-November 2, 1980)
    Robbed over 100 banks for a total of $2 million during his career
    Was on the FBI's first 'Ten Most Wanted List' (1950)
    Nicknamed 'The Actor' and 'Slick Willie'
    Wrote the biographies 'I, Willie Sutton' (1952) and 'Where the Money Was' (1976)
    He dropped out of high school.
    His longest period of legitimate employment was 18 months.
    After his final release from prison (1969), he went on welfare.
    In a display of chutzpah, he filmed an ad touting the security of the photo IDs of New Britain Bank and Trust (1970).
    Despite being credited with the saying, he did not tell a reporter that he robbed banks because 'That's where the money is.'
    He never used a loaded gun because someone might get hurt.
    He specialized in using disguises to enter banks, masquerading at various times as a policeman, a Western Union messenger, a postal employee, a janitor and a window cleaner.
    He successfully escaped Holmesburg Prison by disguising himself as a guard.
    Witnesses at his robberies commented on how pleasant and polite he was.

Credit: C. Fishel

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