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2011-07-19 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) WEDNESDAY, JULY 20: TRAIN ROBBERIES Profile America -- Wednesday, July 20th. The first of what would be a spate of train robberies in the U.S. occurred this week in 1873, pulled off by a gang headed by Jesse James and his brother Frank. Their target was a train of the Chicago, Rock Island and...

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2010-10-01 05:55:00

US federal prosecutors charged more than 60 people in an eastern European-based cybercrime ring for using computer viruses to infiltrate US bank accounts and steal more than $3 million, authorities said Thursday. Federal prosecutors in New York said the defendants were "involved in a global cybercrime scheme that used the Zeus Trojan" and other viruses to snatch millions from American bank accounts. The suspects were charged with crimes including everything from bank fraud to identity theft...

2009-09-18 18:06:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United States District Judge Gregory Presnell sentenced Tracy J. Garrett, 44, of Orlando to 480 months (40 years) in a federal penitentiary for multiple counts of carjacking and using a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. According to court documents Garrett was indicted by a federal grand jury. These charges included carjacking and bank robbery. Garrett carjacked two female victims at gunpoint. He then drove the victim's...

2009-09-02 17:18:51

A convicted bank robber told a Pennsylvania judge during his sentencing that he committed the crime so he could go to jail and escape his abusive wife. Anthony Miller, 39, who pleaded guilty to the crime, told Judge Louis Farina of Lancaster County Court during the Monday sentencing that he held up the Ephrata National Bank in February 2007 because he was desperate to escape life with his then-wife of three years, whom he has since divorced, the Lancaster (Pa.) Intelligencer Journal reported...

2009-08-27 14:46:22

Police in upstate New York said they tracked down a bank robbery suspect using a traffic ticket left behind at the scene. Irondequoit police said Damien Ponder, 27, of Rochester, N.Y., allegedly used the back of the traffic ticket Saturday to write a note demanding money from a teller at the First Niagara Bank, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reported Thursday. Sgt. Barry VanNostrand said Ponder was given an undisclosed amount of cash, which he dropped along with the note while...

2009-08-13 16:17:30

Authorities in Alaska said a bank robber showed his ID and gave his name and bank account number to a teller before the crime. The FBI said Jarell Paul Arnold, 34, walked into the Alaska USA Federal Credit Union in Anchorage about 1:05 p.m. Friday and made an inquiry about the balance of his account, showing his ID and giving his name and account number. Then he gave the teller a note demanding money and saying he had a gun concealed, the Anchorage Daily News reported Thursday. FBI agents --...

2009-08-05 13:56:27

Police said a man who walked away empty-handed from an attempted bank robbery in New York called police to give himself up about 45 minutes later. Investigators said Lamarr Simmons, 44, handed a note demanding money to a teller at the Citibank branch at 10:25 a.m. and quickly left the scene when the teller walked away from him, the New York Post reported Wednesday. What kind of robber leaves the bank without any money? witness Jeffrey Gross said. He ought to go back to robber school. Simmons...

2009-07-17 11:27:20

Massachusetts police said an armed bank robber attempted to flee pursuit by driving a Vespa motor scooter onto an expressway. Milton Deputy Police Chief Paul Nolan said William Donovan, 35, used a threatening note to rob a Citizens Bank branch in Milton and fled the scene on his red Vespa, the Boston Herald reported Friday. Nolan said Donovan started by driving the wrong way on Granite Avenue and merged onto the Southeast Expressway before getting off at the first exit, taking him back to...

2009-07-16 14:32:03

Police in North Carolina said they arrested a man who called 911 to report his intention to rob a bank. Investigators said Terrence Joseph Germani, 52, told the dispatcher as he was walking into the Wachovia bank branch in Waynesville he was wearing a black shirt with white shoes and was not carrying a weapon, the Asheville Citizen-Times reported Thursday. He told the dispatcher he had been mentally unstable all his life and wished to be locked up. I've got a note. I am going to rob the bank,...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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