Man who left wallet in bank robbery pleads guilty

AP News
Posted: Nov 19, 2009 7:58 PM

A Kansas City man who left his wallet on the counter of a bank he was robbing has pleaded guilty in federal court. Albert Perkins, 40, admitted Thursday that he stole more than $3,100 from First Federal Bank in Kansas City on May 7. Prosecutors said that after he ordered a teller to give him all the $100 bills, he placed his wallet on the counter and handed her a plastic bag.

The teller put money in the bag and handed it back to Perkins, who left without picking up his wallet.

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Investigators used his driver's license to identify him.

An accomplice, 42-year-old Monique Hernandez, also pleaded guilty to her role in the robbery. She admitted that she went into the bank ahead of Perkins and cased the building before reporting back to him.