A man has swindled a bank to pay for a film about encountering God in prison
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It is a story of atonement with an unhappy ending.
Upon entering a McCoy Federal Credit Union location on Belle Island, Fla., Nacoe Ray Brown, 54, handed a cashier a letter that read, “Keep smiling. i am armed Give me all 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 20 that you have. No 1s. Do not activate the alarm!
While serving 19 years in prison for bank robbery, a man pleaded guilty to robbing a Florida bank to finance a film he planned to make on his journey to religious enlightenment.
The teller gave the cops $4,296, but they soon found Brown at a nearby motel. Bank employees reportedly saw Brown exit the branch and walk across the street to a gas station, where prosecutors say he discarded the clothes, hat and mask he wore during the robbery before making his way to the near located hotel.
When questioned, Brown said he was in Florida to make a film based on one of 15 novels he wrote about discovering God while incarcerated and that he was on parole from a previous prison sentence. According to recent court documents, he said the reason for the bank robbery was that he didn’t have the money to develop the film.
According to prosecutors, he was seen by police in the hotel lobby with a holdall containing the money and the letter he had given the cashier.
After serving nearly two decades in prison for three violent Baltimore-area bank robberies in which he assaulted bank employees while donning a variety of outrageous clothes, including stylish suits and fedoras and hospital gowns, Brown was released from prison in 2020. According to allegations , Brown took the money to keep his gospel dinner theater company going.
According to court records, Brown was sentenced to 25 years in prison but was paroled in part for serving other inmates in prison while practicing his religion.
Brown was granted a compassionate release under the First Step Act, a prison reform bill backed by the likes of Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Meek Mill and signed into law by President Donald Trump in 2018. Brown’s attorney characterized his client in his parole motion as “a meek, devout, nonviolent man with a low risk of recidivism.” In Oklahoma, where his two daughters attended Oral Roberts University, he claimed Brown wanted to relocate to be closer to his family.
Summary of the news:
Payback reversed: A man has defrauded a bank to pay for a film about encountering God in prison.