Language: English . Brand New. The bizarre true story of the criminals behind the second-largest bank heist in American historyOne night in a small North Carolina town, a down-on-his-luck guard at Loomis Fargo manages to steal $17 million literally more than one ton of cash. Despite being caught on camera wheeling the money from the vault to the getaway van, David Ghantt makes off to Mexico before the FBI can blink.There s just one hitch: Ghantt has entrusted the money to an oddball crew of accomplices who had wooed him into committing this massive theft in the first place and who, he soon learns, are trying to take him out. Now one of the most wanted men in America, and with the FBI hot on his heels, Ghantt must figure out how to get his money, get away from a hit man, and get even.In this outrageously entertaining book, Jeff Diamant, the Charlotte Observer s lead reporter on the case, offers the definitive inside account of this astonishing true story that has captivated American audiences on the news. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: [Read by Jeffrey Kafer]
In 1997 FBI agents gathered at the Loomis, Fargo & Co. warehouse in Charlotte, North Carolina, to watch a security videotape of a man loading stacks of cash into a pushcart and wheeling them from the vault. The cart held about two million dollars, and the thief made multiple trips.
They already knew who he was -- David Ghantt, a Loomis Fargo employee. And the company soon calculated that seventeen million was missing. But the FBI had scant clues as to where Ghantt had fled and who might have helped him.
As the people of the Carolinas would soon learn, discretion was not the hallmark of the heist's perpetrators. Word trickled in to the FBI that Ghantt had a romantic interest in a former coworker, Kelly Campbell, who one day visited a Toyota dealership to purchase a minivan with twenty-dollar bills. Accompanying her was Steve Chambers, who had recently moved from his mobile home into a $635,000 mansion. A wiretap of Steve's phone later unearthed a plot to murder David Ghantt, who was hiding in Mexico.
When the FBI arrested those involved in the heist and its aftermath, the public frenzy began. People were enthralled by the reckless extravagance, poor judgment, and peculiar taste of the perpetrators -- through stories of a $43,000 diamond ring, breast implants, a faux tiger-skin stair runner, and a wooden Indian, all purchased with the stolen money.
Heist! is the account of an unlikely crime destined to be remembered for its colorful cast of true-life characters. The theft has been featured on ABC's 20/20, America's Most Wanted, and Today.
About the Author:
Jeff Diamant was a reporter for the Charlotte Observer when the heist took place. He is a graduate of Yale and has worked for the Connecticut Post, the Associated Press, and the Palm Beach Post. He has been a staff writer for the Star-Ledger in New Jersey since 2000.
Título: Heist: The Oddball Crew Behind the $17 ...
Editorial: Blackstone Audiobooks
Año de publicación: 2015
Condición del libro: New
Descripción Blackstone Audio Inc, 2015. Audio CD. Estado de conservación: Brand New. unabridged edition. 1 pages. 5.50x5.00x0.50 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería 1504618629