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Jesse Hippolite pleaded guilty Tuesday to robbing three banks last year.   The 24-year-old is now facing 20 years in prison for each robbery and has Facebook to blame, reports the Daily Mail.

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Hippolite, a prolific robber who called himself “Willie Sutton Jr.” on Facebook, provided clues in his postings about his bank robberies. Social media postings like, “I Gotta Get that $$$$$ Man!” were posted just 45 minutes before he actually robbed a Chase Manhattan Bank in Brooklyn, New York, last July.

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If writing about a crime that you are going to commit, then blasting it all over a social-networking site for all to see doesn’t win you top prize as dunce of the year, then how about following up with another dim-witted posting:

‘What If We All Got Fed Up With This Recession And Started Running Inside Every F****** Bank To Give Us The Money That Belong To Us???’

Hippolite took his pseudo-Facebook name from a famous bank robber who stole more that $2 million during his criminal career, which spanned four decades, until he was nabbed by police in 1952. The comment, “Crime pays my bills,” and, “I wanna promote a heist…who wid it?” followed by Hippolite’s three Facebook pictures of himself counting a wad of $100 bills pretty much sealed his fate for law enforcement.

Police detained the robber, after they spied the license plate of a vehicle that Hippolite had been driving.  Apparently, a bank employee from one of Hippolite’s alleged heists had managed to get the plate information and provided it to police.

Police investigators used an FBI and New York police department license plate reader camera system to determine where the vehicle had been stopped over the previous weeks.  The information that was unearthed by the authorities was that Hippolite’s car had in fact been in the same vicinity as 19 bank heists that had taken place.
Now a part of routine police investigation, authorities will oftentimes search a suspect’s Facebook account as they did with Hippolite whose page gave them all the clues they needed.

Oddly enough, Hippolite never used a firearm in his crime sprees and only relied upon threatening notes to get his loot. In addition to the possible 60-year sentence, Hippolite also faces restitution for his cash withdrawal from the banks to the tune of $32,000.


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