Derrick Faria, 19, allegedly prefers convenience over stealth in robbing banks. Faria is accused of taking a taxi to the Fifth Third Band in Evansville Indiana to rob it . . . . and then taking the same taxi back home. He allegedly paid for the return trip with some of the money from the bank heist.
This may be a new trend among millennial felons, but it is not a particularly good way to start a criminal career.
Faria went into the bank and handed over a note reading “this is a robbery give me all your money.” He did not use a weapon. He then went out in front of witnesses and got into the same uCabbi van and went to his house.
To his credit, he gave the driver a $6 tip for a $14 fare — almost 50 percent. Of course, it was with stolen bank money but generous to a fault.