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Bucket List Bandit Gets 11 Years

Thu, 15 Aug 2013 10:23:36 CDT
By: AP

Bucket List Bandit Gets 11 Years 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 for Michael Eugene Brewster works out to a year for each of the 11 bank heists he committed in 10 states last year, one of which was almost exactly a year ago at the PNC Bank Branch in Bloomington. 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. Authorities say there's no indication Brewster's terminally ill.
Brewster was arrested three days later after he ran a stop sign in Oklahoma.
   

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