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Return to a Life of Crime: Tragedy or Derring Do?

Apr 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article, News

We do not condone crime, of course, but when a couple of 70-year olds are charged with planning to rob a bank, one is filled with a certain admiration for their gung-ho spirit. Note that these are not Bernie Madoff-variety criminals, fleecing trusted friends and gullible charities out of billions of dollars through a boring white-collar Ponzi scheme. No, Joseph Scalise, 73, and Artbank_robberhur Rachel, 71, were planning to carry out the classic blue-collar crime: a bank heist.
Adding to the spice of the situation, these two men were not exactly new to a life of crime. According to a New York Times article,