Cops arrest man with dye-stained money
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The need for clean money gave him away.
A bank-robbery ring was cracked when police spotted a man changing hundreds of dollars in dye-stained bills for quarters in a drive-through carwash coin machine, the FBI said.
Stephen C. Jackson, 35, arrested Aug. 18 in nearby Lakewood, was charged Tuesday with conspiracy and bank robbery in a suburban Westlake holdup, the FBI said.
Jackson was arrested when police spotted him at a car wash feeding ink-stained bills into a changer. The money from the robbery was stained red when a dye pack exploded.
When an officer approached Jackson, he ran across a parking lot, leaving a trail of quarters dropping from his pockets. Police found $457.50 in quarters weighing 23 pounds in his pockets. Police also found about $2,185 in bills on him and in his car.
Jackson's wife and another man also were charged in the holdup and the wife, the second man and a third suspect were charged in a Cleveland bank robbery.