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‘Bad Hair Bandit’ Confesses Crimes

A suspect in a series of bank robberies pulled off by someone wearing a variety of wigs confessed to the crimes after her arrest, according to court documents. Cynthia Lynn Van Holland, 47, a former nurse at the Kootenai County Jail who’s accused of being the “Bad Hair Bandit,” remains in custody at the Placer County Jail near Sacramento, Calif. She has not yet been indicted by a grand jury but is charged via complaint with three counts of robbery for heists in California. According to an affidavit filed in federal court in Sacramento, Van Holland confessed to the 20-robbery, four-state spree and described each incident – including a May 9 robbery in Spokane – in an interview with an FBI agent at the Placer County Jail the day of her arrest on Aug. 15/Meghann M. Cuniff, SR. More here.

Question: If you were a bandit, what nickname would you want for yourself?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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