Michigan Man Steals Over A Million Dollars In 2 Months Using His Lunchbox
How much money do you think you could fit into a lunchbox?
A Brinks driver was able to get away with over $1,000,000 in just two months by filling his lunchbox up with cold hard cash.
How Did He Steal Over $1,000,000?
According to Fox 2, Reginald Carman was a Brinks truck driver, and between November 15th and December 28th, 2021 he stole $1,060,200 in cash from banks in Michigan. Reginald would take his lunchbox and stash money he collected from ATMs inside. He did this more than 20 times before getting caught.
How He Got Caught Stealing The Money
According to court documents, an LAFCU representative contacted the FBI on Jan. 6th after discovering they were short almost $350,000. The last person who had serviced the ATMs was Reginald Carman, who stopped showing up to work after December 28th.
Brinks investigators reviewed video footage inside the truck and saw Reginald put a clear bag full of money into a Brinks clear bag/lunchbox on December 21st. These bags are issued to employees so personal belongings can be observed. After getting back to the Brinks facility in Lansing, Reginald pulled over, looked out of the truck's windows, grabbed the Brinks lunchbox, and stepped out of the truck to put the bag in a dark-colored truck or SUV. The bag appeared to be full of money.
Getting The Money Back
Investigators reviewed more videos and realized that Reginald had taken even more money than they originally thought. They contacted Reginald and told him they wanted him to return the $270,000 they believed he stole. He admitted to putting money from LAFCU and Lake Trust Credit Union machines into his clear lunchbox and told investigators that he would bring them $400,000.
Why Did He Take The Money In The First Place?
When questioned on why he stole the cash, he said his father had recently passed away and his "mind was not right." He returned the remaining $650,000 and wrote a statement admitting to the crimes.