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The ‘Euro Bandit’ is actually from … Kuna?

A bank robber who’s knocked over 16 banks in three states and had become known as the “Euro Bandit” because bank tellers described him as having a “European accent” has been caught, convicted and sentenced to prison – and he turns out to be from Kuna, Idaho. Hildeberto Machado, 45, is a Portugese citizen, but was a legal resident of the U.S. who had been living in Kuna. He was arrested June 9 after robbing a Bank of America branch in Sultan, Wash., when a witness got the license number from his getaway car. He admitted to bank robberies in Washington, California and Idaho between November 2005 and June 2006. The “Euro Bandit” was sentenced in federal court in Seattle to six and a half years in prison, three years of supervised release, and $33,440 in restitution.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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