December 3, 2021

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He stole $ 215,000 and disappeared for 52 years

He stole $ 215,000 and disappeared for 52 years

The U.S. Marshals Service announced Friday that it has identified one of America’s most wanted fugitives for committing theft 52 years ago.

On Friday, July 11, 1969, Theodore John Conrad, cashier at the Society’s National Bank branch in Cleveland, Ohio, reported for work as usual, according to a statement issued by the U.S. Marshalls Department.

However, at the end of the day, he left with US $ 215,000 (equivalent to $ 1.7 million in 2021) in a paper bag, and then disappeared.

Until the following Monday, when the then 20-year-old man did not show up for work, bank employees checked the items in the treasury and realized that the money was missing.

According to the US Marshals Service, Ted Conrad was involved in the movie “The Thomas Crown Affair” in which a millionaire businessman robs banks for fun.

The cashier also told his friends that it was very easy to steal money from a bank and that he planned to do so.

The case of Theodore John Conrad has dazzled more than one researcher in the last 50 years.

The story has already been featured on American shows such as “America’s Most Wanted” and “Unsolved Mysteries”.

The case remained unresolved until last week when US Marshalls from Cleveland visited Boston, Massachusetts.

The statement said US marshals had confirmed that Theodore J. Conrad was actually Thomas Randall, of Linfield, Mass.

The cashier has lived in the suburbs of Boston since 1970. Ironically, the young man arrived at the scene where the original version of “The Thomas Crown Affair” was filmed.

Thomas Randall, real name Theodore John Conrad, died in May 2021 of lung cancer.

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