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Woman persuades father to give her a lift to a job interview, then robs bank

The Independent logo The Independent 16/10/2016 Caroline Mortimer

© Provided by Independent Print Limited A Florida man who drove his daughter to a bank robbery has told authorities he thought he was giving her a lift to a job interview.

The unnamed man told FBI investigators he had assumed his daughter, Chelsea Wilson, had got the job at the bank in Fort Lauderdale and been given a cash advance when she returned to his SUV with a large amount of money.

Instead the 24-year-old, who was wearing a red wig, hat and sunglasses, allegedly walked into the branch of TD Bank and handed the bank clerk a note ordering them to hand over cash.

According to the criminal complaint it said: "You have exactly one minute to give me all your $50 and $100 bills from both drawers or I will shoot you! No dye packs, no alarms follow these instructions and no one will get hurt, act normal."

CCTV footage allegedly shows Wilson sprinting through the car park with the $300 (£246) she managed to steal before getting into a black SUV, the Sun Sentinel reported.

Authorities thought the robberies seemed similar to three previous incidents in the area and when they visited Wilson’s home on Friday she allegedly admitted to it and four other heists.

She said she used the money to buy groceries, according to the report.

Wilson made an appearance in federal court on Friday and was remanded in custody until a further hearing on Wednesday.

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