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In this photo provided by the Roland, Oklahoma Police Department, Michael Eugene Brewster is pictured in a booking photo dated Sept. 13, 2012. Brewster, a suspected cross-country bank robber who told one teller that he had cancer and "did not care what happens" was arrested in eastern Oklahoma after a traffic stop more than 1,000 miles away from his most recent heist, the FBI said Friday. (AP Photo/Roland, Oklahoma Police Department)
‘Bucket List Bandit’ gets prison for robberies in Utah, elsewhere
First Published Aug 15 2013 10:45 am • Last Updated Aug 15 2013 11:21 am

Erie, Pa. » A bank robber nicknamed the "Bucket List Bandit" after he allegedly told a Utah teller he had just four months to live has been sentenced to 11 years in federal prison.

The sentence imposed Thursday on Michael Eugene Brewster works out to a year for each of the 11 bank heists he committed in 10 states last year. Authorities say there’s no indication Brewster was really terminally ill.

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Brewster, formerly of Pensacola, Fla., was sentenced by a federal judge in Erie, the city where his nationwide robbery string ended. He pleaded guilty in March to a string of heists that began June 21, 2012, in Arvada, Colo., and ended Sept. 10 in Erie.

Brewster was arrested three days later after he ran a stop sign in Oklahoma.




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