• 'Santa Claus' bank robber was once real estate executive who made $500K per year

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    'Santa Claus' bank robber was once real estate executive who made $500K per year

    Some former executives and professionals once at the top of their fields had a drastic career change when they became bank robbers.

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    The former president of a national real estate company, 66-year-old Mark London, found himself behind bars in 2014 after he robbed a Florida bank while dressed as Santa Claus two days before Christmas in 2013.

    He recently spoke to Inside Edition about his crimes from jail.

    “In a million years I never dreamed I’d be a prisoner and doing an interview in prison,” he said.

    During the Christmastime robbery, he was holding a gift box and handed a menacing note to the teller that read: “This is a hold up! This is not a joke. There is a live radio-controlled bomb in the box. It can blow this bank into dust.”

    The terrified teller handed over $8,000.

    When London was the president of his real estate company, he was making $500,000 a year, living in Florida.

    “It’s fairly comical and if I wasn’t here in prison it …read more  

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