Anthony Leonard Hathaway was old school. He dressed up, donned a pair of gloves and personally went door to door for his money. Two-and-a-half-dozen bank doors to be exact.
When the 46-year-old unemployed Everett, Wash., man went off to prison the other day, he ended what officials think may be a Northwest record for bank-robbing frequency: 30 holdups in a 1-year, 6-day span with a tax-free take of $73,628. That’s roughly two to three heists every month averaging around $2,450. At that rate, said the FBI’s Seattle Safe Streets Task Force, “he might top the list for sheer number of robberies in a one-year period.”
The FBI considers Carl Gugasian of Pennsylvania as the most prolific bank robber ever. Currently serving a 17-year-sentence, he robbed more than 50 banks, the agency said, making off with $2 million. But it took him 30 years.
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