In this day and age of technology being just about everywhere, we’re still not sure why criminals would brag about their illegal activities on Facebook. But alas… that is exactly what this man did after robbing a bank.
John E. Mogan, 28, robbed The Savings Bank in Ashville, NC on August 24th. He entered the bank like many bank robberies do, in a black hoodie and handing the teller a note. He was able to escape with an undisclosed amount of cash and ran as fast he could to safety.
Police distributed the suspect’s picture to the public through the media and received several tips that lead to dead ends, but continued to follow up on everything that came their way. Eventually, they were able to piece together things they knew about Mogan from previous arrests and it led them straight to him.
After looking at Mogan’s record, which included prison time for prior robberies, they searched his family and friends and found a Facebook page that appeared to belong to Mogan. The smoking gun? Mogan posted pictures of himself flashing large amounts of money. These dumb criminals never learn…
Mogan was arrested and charged with robbery, a third-degree felony that carries a maximum penalty of up to 36 months in prison and a $10,000 fine, and theft, a fifth-degree felony with a maximum penalty of up to 12 months in prison and a $2,500 fine. He is now being held in the local jail on a $250,000 bond.
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