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* A man in Kentucky was arrested after robbing a local bank and then taking a cab to a hotel in Cincinnati, where he had the cabbie book him a room in his own name.

* In Palmer, Alaska, thieves tried to pull an ATM out of the wall on four different occasions, each time returning with a larger set of tools. They damaged the machines, but never got any funds.

* In Utah, a check forger who attempted to cash a bogus check at America First CU was busted after presenting the check to a teller. The check was from the teller's husband's business account.

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