Tattooed San Leandro Bank Bandit Pleads Guilty

A tattoo with cursive writing on the side of his neck proved to be Jeremy Morton's undoing.


Bay City News --  A 22-year-old Stockton man has pleaded guilty to robbing six bank in February and March, including a March 24th holdup at a Citibank in San Leandro.

Jeremy Morton entered his plea at a hearing before U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken in Oakland on Monday.

He will be sentenced on Feb. 4. He faces a maximum possible sentence of 20 years in prison for each count.       

U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag said Morton admitted taking a total of $25,911 from the six banks.

Morton had a distinctive tattoo with cursive writing on the side of his neck that proved to be his undoing.

He was nabbed after FBI agents circulated bank surveillance photos of the tattoed robber among local enforcement agencies. 

Two state parole agents recognized Morton as a parolee from a previous bank robbery conviction in Stockton

In addition to the San Leandro heist, the sites robbed were a Bank of the West branch in Concord on Feb. 16; two Bank of the West outlets in Stockton on Feb. 24 and March 6; a Bank of the West branch in Oakland on March 12; and a Chase Bank branch in Livermore on March 26.

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Ernesto November 21, 2012 at 07:38 PM
If you can't do the time ... don't get that tat ?? Is that how the saying goes ? Oh well, something like that :)
Ken Briggs November 22, 2012 at 12:03 AM
now that he is going to ndo some time , maybe he can wise up and remove those tatoo,s and learn a new trade .
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