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 If I robbed a bank and waited out the 5 year statute of limitations, could I keep the money?
Justa_TXguy  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 5:19:15 AM EST
Google says the statute of limitations for bank robbery is 5 years.

Say I rob a bank, get $250,000 in cash, and hide it. On 5 years and a day, I walk into a police station with the money still in the Chase Bank moneybags. Could they do anything about it?

Could I spend it freely and without legal repercussion?

Are there examples of people doing similar things?
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KonsKripteD  [Member]
2/2/2011 5:21:15 AM EST
You'd have to know the state's statute of limitations also.
callgood  [Member]
2/2/2011 5:22:03 AM EST
Did you claim it on your taxes?
Kuraki  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 5:22:04 AM EST
Originally Posted By Justa_TXguy:
Google says the statute of limitations for bank robbery is 5 years.

Say I rob a bank, get $250,000 in cash, and hide it in a safe spot for 5 years. On 5 years and a day, I walk into a police station with the money still in the Chase Bank moneybags. Could they do anything about it?

Could I spend it freely and without legal repercussion?

Are there examples of people doing similar things?


The would file other charges. What's the statute of limitations on felony with a gun, attempted murder, etc, etc (depending on how you robbed the joint.)
Lord_Grey_Boots  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 5:23:00 AM EST
What happens when the bank sues for the return of the money?
FITTER  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 5:23:04 AM EST
Yes, you could do that. Let us know how it works out.

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Hugo_Stiglitz  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 5:24:04 AM EST
Aren't there Federal charges on an FDIC insured bank as well?
Texdiver  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 5:24:19 AM EST
Originally Posted By Justa_TXguy:
Google says the statute of limitations for bank robbery is 5 years.

Say I rob a bank, get $250,000 in cash, and hide it. On 5 years and a day, I walk into a police station with the money still in the Chase Bank moneybags. Could they do anything about it? Could I spend it freely and without legal repercussion?

Are there examples of people doing similar things?


Hypothetically speaking; why would you do that?
Win_88  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 5:25:00 AM EST
Does this fall under COC violation?

Win_88  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 5:25:36 AM EST
Originally Posted By Lord_Grey_Boots:
What happens when the bank sues for the return of the money?


Yes they can..

KC117  [Member]
2/2/2011 5:25:52 AM EST
IIRC, The time during which the accused is absent from the state shall not be computed in the period of limitation.

Go to ART. 12.05

http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/CR/pdf/CR.12.pdf
Specop_007  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 5:26:01 AM EST
Originally Posted By callgood:
Did you claim it on your taxes?


This at a minimum.
peekay  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 5:26:07 AM EST

Originally Posted By Win_88:
Does this fall under COC violation?


Yes, so IBTL!

Also, don't be tarded. Just spend it on small stuff.

zwvirtual  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 5:26:17 AM EST
You wouldn't face charges for the robbery, but the money is still the property of the bank. A little creative law enforcement would be to have the IRS charge you with tax evasion for not filing your $250k windfall.
dbrowne1  [Member]
2/2/2011 5:26:17 AM EST
Originally Posted By Justa_TXguy:
Google says the statute of limitations for bank robbery is 5 years.

Say I rob a bank, get $250,000 in cash, and hide it. On 5 years and a day, I walk into a police station with the money still in the Chase Bank moneybags. Could they do anything about it?

Could I spend it freely and without legal repercussion?

Are there examples of people doing similar things?


There is no SOL on felonies in my state, and I'd bet there's no SOL on the federal crimes involved with robbing a bank.

So I'm going to go with FAIL on that plan.
Scooter308  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 5:26:53 AM EST
Originally Posted By Win_88:
Does this fall under COC violation?



Yeah, COC #87 Panties in a Twist
Justa_TXguy  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 5:28:07 AM EST
Originally Posted By Win_88:
Does this fall under COC violation?



This is a question about how the legal system works in our great republic. It's not against the COC.

thedave1164  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 5:28:22 AM EST
IIRC DA's now file charges against John Doe's and then there are the various other charges and tax evasion.

Yeah, crime does not pay.


oh and In on one, ITBL and all the rest
esa17  [Member]
2/2/2011 5:29:47 AM EST
If you're smart enough to pull it off you're smart enough to not try.
bblake00  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 5:33:10 AM EST
You'ld be better off jumping out the back of an airliner.
jjchumble  [Member]
2/2/2011 5:37:22 AM EST
Originally Posted By thedave1164:
IIRC DA's now file charges against John Doe's ...



This. The SOL is on initiating prosecution not locating the offender. If the bank waited 5 years and 1 day to report the robbery, then no charges. If they report it at the time of the incident and charges are filed against "LNU FNU" then they are good. SOL are generally applicable to crimes that have gone undetected or unreported.

Last Name Unknown, First Name Unknown = LNU FNU
EFB16ACRX  [Life Member]
2/2/2011 5:38:01 AM EST
5 year tag
KentuckyGunGuy  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 5:47:33 AM EST
they would get you for taxes. lol
mstennes  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 5:54:51 AM EST
Originally Posted By KentuckyGunGuy:
they would get you for taxes. lol


This IIRC, if there is no deaths involved, when DB Cooper dissappeared, after 7 years all they could get him on was tax evasion, now they may have changed a few things, but even the banks cant sue after a certain time period.
FunYun1983  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 5:57:23 AM EST
It's not surprising so many people think you can just avoid arrest and somehow legally avoid criminal charges.

Paps-Zapf  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 5:58:41 AM EST
If they are looking for you the statute of limitation applies differently than if they have no idea who you were when the crime was committed, and they never looked for you.

There is no statute of limitation on murder!
Angelshare1  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 6:02:05 AM EST
There was an Alfred Hitchcock episode where a guy gets out of jail after serving a 7 year prison sentence. The detective in charge of the case shows up and asks him where the money from the bank robbery is. He says he'd like to return it and does.

Next thing you know he's on a beach somewhere asking a stranger, hey you know how much interest you can make over 7 years.
dex357  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 6:03:13 AM EST
Originally Posted By FITTER:
Yes, you could do that. Let us know how it works out.

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Don't forget pics and or video.
Jacobdw  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 6:04:53 AM EST
If i where you I would OC while I did it
TwoDogKnight  [Life Member]
2/2/2011 6:08:16 AM EST
Originally Posted By peekay:

Originally Posted By Win_88:
Does this fall under COC violation?


Yes, so IBTL!

Also, don't be tarded. Just spend it on small stuff.



OP: Are you confessing to something?
zeke013  [Life Member]
2/2/2011 6:08:29 AM EST
You would still be in possession of stolen property the day you walked into the bank to deposit it. That would start a new statute of limitations for that crime.
ptmccain  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 6:10:01 AM EST
hkhamartia  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 6:10:06 AM EST
For someone with as large a phobia of drugs and their abuse, your question appears to have been addled by them.


eta:
Mr_Happyface  [Member]
2/2/2011 6:10:57 AM EST
Originally Posted By Win_88:
Does this fall under COC violation?



I'll never understand people's motivation to post this.
Why not just let the Mod's do their job?


Were you the same kid that reminded the teacher everytime she forgot to assign homework?


Ghetto  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 6:11:30 AM EST
Originally Posted By bblake00:
You'ld be better off jumping out the back of an airliner.


Hawken50  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 6:13:42 AM EST
wasn't that a plot line from a John Grisham novel? Guy stole like, $200 million from a company that got it by defrauding the gov't, sat on it for years, earned a couple million on interest, ratted out the company stole it, returned the original $200m to the gov't and got to keep a few million more under whistle blower laws and couldn't be prosecuted because of the Statue of Limitations? I think he even payed the interest on it.
danpass  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 6:15:39 AM EST
Originally Posted By EFB16ACRX:
5 year tag


nice one
cableguy221  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 6:17:49 AM EST
Originally Posted By EFB16ACRX:
5 year tag


Mclovin5-0  [Member]
2/2/2011 7:00:40 AM EST
IRS would come after you.
Meadowmuffin  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 7:04:45 AM EST
The concesus is its not recommended.
vbfg135  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 7:06:54 AM EST
ioo
masfonos  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 7:07:08 AM EST
The first rule of robbing banks is....
JLH3  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 7:07:38 AM EST
For one, it depends on your state's statute of limitations. In Arizona, most felonies have 7 year limitations, starting from the date the LEO's found or should've found out that a crime had been committed.

However, Arizona law (A.R.S. 13-107(E)) states that for a serious crime, "The period of limitation does not run for a serious offense as defined in section 13-706 during any time when the identity of the person who commits the offense or offenses is unknown." Armed Robbery is considered a serious offense. So....assuming you used a weapon (or simulated weapon, in Arizona a finger in a pocket that looks like a gun is the same as a real M-60), the statute of limitations wouldn't start running until the LEO's figured out who robbed the bank.

Now, in Texas, there is a 5 year limit. However, if they know it's you and you leave the state, the statute is tolled & doesn't start running until you get back. But I don't practice in Texas so if there are any other specifics, I'm not aware of what they are.
n0zzle  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 7:08:42 AM EST
Originally Posted By masfonos:
The first rule of robbing banks is....


Own IT!
Windustsearch  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 7:13:22 AM EST
You would have nothing to worry about from the IRS because what you would have would not be income, it would be stolen property. Off to jail.
bobbitybobbity  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 7:17:42 AM EST
Income tax charges, possession of stolen property, failure to report a transaction involving $10K or more, conspiracy (if you talk to anyone about it), intimidation with a weapon, assault (based on the threats perceived by bank employees/customers), trespassing, improper parking, speeding, failure to signal for a turn...rest assured, there ain't no easy way outa this.
BustinCaps  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 7:19:29 AM EST
Is there a statute of limitations on the current possession of stolen property?

Pretty sure someone would find a way to keep that idea from ending well for you.
BustinCaps  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 7:20:37 AM EST
Originally Posted By FITTER:
Yes, you could do that. Let us know how it works out.

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Please, bring a lawyer or someone else with a hidden camera to appease the hives appetite for viewing the sufferings of others.
Gator  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 7:21:46 AM EST
Originally Posted By zwvirtual:
You wouldn't face charges for the robbery, but the money is still the property of the bank. A little creative law enforcement would be to have the IRS charge you with tax evasion for not filing your $250k windfall.


Yeah, I think you'd get nailed on tax evasion.
DefMan  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 7:21:55 AM EST
Hell, no. Even if it's been along time, the insurance company or the feds are gonna want it back. Who do you think "insures" all that bank money?
RJTCCW  [Team Member]
2/2/2011 7:22:35 AM EST
Sorry son, you just outed your future plans.

A stay in the concrete house is in your future though.
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