A young woman accused of robbing a bank duped her dad into being her getaway driver by telling him she was going there for a job interview.
Chelsea Wilson, 24, was arrested on Friday morning and later admitted robbing a TD Bank in Fort Lauderdale, Florida the previous afternoon.
It transpired that Wilson’s own father had driven her to the heist because she had told him she was actually trying to get a job there.
When later questioned by police, he told them that when his daughter emerged with $300 in cash, he simply believed it had gone particularly well and she had been given an advance.
In fact, according to the Florida Sun-Sentinel, sometime between leaving her father’s car and going to the “interview”, Wilson covered her blonde locks with a red wig and hat and put on sunglasses.
She then allegedly entered the bank shortly before 4pm and handed the teller a handwritten note demanding money:
“You have exactly one minute to give me all your $50 & $100 bills from both your drawers or I will shoot you! No dye packs, no alarms follow these instructions and no one will get hurt, act normal.”
She then took her haul to the bank’s car park and to an SUV that FBI agents later determined was registered to her father.
A witness reported Wilson after recognising her as someone wanted in connection with four other recent robberies, the Palm Beach Post reported.
She later admitted to committing all five robberies and had spent the money from the most recent heist on groceries.
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