Ideal crimes do exist, if only because some robberies and murders committed 10, 50 and even 100 years ago have not been solved until now. However, criminals are often carrying a seemingly perfect plan, but then some unrecorded trifle interferes with the course of events and puts an end to a criminal career. The editors of VvyayVse.rf collected several cases when a carefully planned operation collapsed due to trivial trivia.
Hacker, who summed up the love of video gamesMax Butler, nicknamed Ice (not to be confused with the serial killer Icy - his story will be told to you by the film with Michael Shannon) was a gifted hacker who had organized at the time the largest theft of credit card numbers in history.
In the spring of 1998, he hacked into a government website while local programmers repaired a security system. But he was quickly identified and sentenced to one and a half years in prison for unauthorized access to federal data.After being released, he wrote a utility for the Bifrost Trojan, which avoided the attention of the antivirus. The program helped him connect to the American Express database. Butler stole credit card numbers and resold them to third parties. In total, he stole about 2 million credit card numbers, for which he received $ 86 million.
In 2006, the feds detained a 21-year-old former accomplice of Butler, Jonathan Janonne, for selling data from foreign maps. The young man "split" and told about all his misconduct, including cooperation with Butler. Of course, Jonathan did not know his real name. But during the interrogation, the guy mentioned that his accomplice once told how he was one of the two main suspects in the hacking of the source code of the Half-Life-2 game. These two names were well known by the FBI - the first was German Axel Djembe, who was guilty and at that time was already behind bars, well, and the second was Max Butler.The scammer received 13 years in prison, but then he knocked off his sentence for several months - until 2019.
Daring Mexican Fast Food SmugglerIn 2017, in the United States, an employee of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, 53-year-old Gilberto Escamilla, was sentenced to 50 years in prison for stealing more than a million dollars of public funds with the help of ... fajitas.
Surprisingly, Escamillae got away with it for nine years. During this time, it has been enriched by $ 1.2 million. The Office of the Office was a prison for juvenile delinquents, so the restaurant decided that the state decided to feed them with junk food. And the management of the Office did not notice anything - here it is, a tangled bureaucracy. The man who had worked there for many years knew all the subtleties of the internal chicanery and was not afraid to be calculated.
But no matter how much the string is twisted, the end will come. Starting with small volumes, Gilberto tasted, and by the time everything was covered with a copper basin, he placed an order for 363 kilograms of Mexican cakes. A cunning civil servant was let down by a truck driver - he could not have imagined that such a large order was intended for a private person, and immediately went to the Office’s food department, where he was just thrown up in surprise - which fajitas?
When awkwardness is helpfulAmong robbers, “air crimes” are considered to be a special chic. So the British Rawson Watson could earn prestige among his colleagues in the underworld, if it were not a minor confusion.
Bank robbery in the USSROn August 5, 1977, 1.5 million rubles were stolen from the State Bank of the Armenian SSR - adapting to the modern realities, approximately $ 2 million.
It all started like this: two brothers, Nikolai and Felix Kalachyan, received valuable information from the gunner: the money is in the vault on the second floor. The walls and doors of the room are armored, but the ceiling is plain, concrete.Above the vault is a staff lounge, which can be accessed through the roof of a nearby apartment building adjacent to the wall of the bank building. There is no security inside the bank building, because the money is hidden in a secure vault under the alarm.
A week before the operation, Nikolai had an accident and was in the hospital, but after consulting, the brothers decided to act according to the old plan. Everything went like clockwork. Once in the room through a window, Felix made a hole in the floor with a diameter of 34 cm and got out with 30 kg of bills. The brothers managed to escape without leaving a single clue to the investigators. In addition to one - most of the stolen bills were a series of AI.
The cashier suspected something was wrong and ran to the police, where, thanks to a photographic memory, she managed to describe the portrait of a strange visitor. Bodies quickly came to Vladimir and found out the identity of his sister's lover. On the night of June 7, 1978, the Kalachyan brothers were arrested. They were sentenced to death, but the leadership of the Armenian SSR beat a pardon from the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. A pardon document arrived at its destination a day after the sentence was carried out.
Chicago "murder for arousal"A couple of young people from Chicago in the 20s — 17-year-old Richard Loeb and 18-year-old Nathan Leopold — got bored with life very quickly. Their parents were so rich (one had a supermarket chain, the other was the shipowner) that they fulfilled every whim of their sons. In addition, both graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy and were admirers of Nietzsche's nihilistic ideas.
The criminals planned to kill for four months. The victim was a 14-year-old Bobby, with whom Nathan played tennis. On the eve of the chosen date (May 24, 1924), Natasha rented a car under an assumed name and bought items at a hardware store to kill the boy and disfigure the corpse: chisel, rope and hydrochloric acid. Thanks to the connections, he also managed to get 2 pistols.
The criminals on the car met Bobby at the school and offered a ride. The boy agreed; he had only a few minutes left to live - the path from the school to the outskirts of the city, where with one blow of the chisel Richard cut short his life. After waiting for the night, the boys wrapped Bobby's body in a bathrobe and shoved him into a drainpipe by the railroad, after which they sent a letter to the parents for ransom and burned all the evidence. No evidence, no witnesses.
Great train robberyThe greatest robbery on the railroad in history occurred on August 8, 1963. In a raid on a postal train en route from Scotland to London, 15 people were received, and their “catch” was 2.3 million pounds, which today is equivalent to 46 million pounds or almost 4 billion rubles! By the way, the money was shabby and to be written off, so in fact there were no real victims in this theft: they were supposed to be described and burned at the London state bank.
The leader of the gang, a young antiquary Bruce Reindols already had experience of gang raids. A year earlier, he and his subordinates robbed a collection van at Heathrow airport, having stolen 62,000 feet of sterling, and before that he had spent several years in prison: first for burglary, then for beating a bookmaker.
The search for the robbers began immediately.The fact that people appeared on an abandoned farm, the police quickly learned. But the detectives were met by an absolutely empty farm with fingerprints erased from all possible surfaces. One Reynolds did not take into account - his subordinates with boredom wanted to play a monopoly in the attic. With her something to erase prints completely forgotten. All the "fingers" were found in the file, and it was not difficult to calculate the identity of the robbers. A year later, 12 of the 15 robbers were arrested, 11 of them received the maximum prison sentences of 30 years in prison.
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