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    Facebook bragging leads to bank heist arrests

    Two people charged in a staged Texas bank heist apparently didn't think twice when they typed messages in the "What's on your mind?" portion of their Facebook pages, court documents show.

    "Get $$$(;.," wrote bank employee Estefany Danelia Martinez, 19, two days before $62,201 was taken from the International Bank of Commerce in Houston, according to an affidavit from FBI Special Agent Kevin J. Katz.

    According to the affidavit, filed with a criminal complaint in federal court this week, her boyfriend, Ricky Gonzalez, 18, wrote on his page on March 24, the day after the robbery, "Wipe my teeth with hundereds (sic)."

    Those postings, plus an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip on March 30, landed the pair and two others in custody, according to the federal complaint. The tip advised there was information about the heist on Facebook.
    More here: Brash Facebook posts lead to bank heist arrests - CNN.com
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    I love the comments from the defense attorney. What a pair of douchebags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    I love the comments from the defense attorney.
    Are you referring to this?
    Martinez's attorney said Friday the Facebook postings may show his client was immature and deserving of a short prison term or probation.
    Who knows, maybe they posted immature comments on Facebook as a ploy to get lighter sentences....

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    Morons. I love it.



    I'm suprised that the amount taken was actually released to the media.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pudge View Post
    I'm suprised that the amount taken was actually released to the media.
    $62,201. I wonder where that $1 came from.

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    Martinez's attorney said Friday the Facebook postings may show his client was immature and deserving of a short prison term or probation.
    Now that's funny! Unfortunately they'll probably get it.
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