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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- The security director for a bank chain has
confessed to robbing three banks, authorities said.
Milo Nimori, faces federal charges for three counts of armed bank
robbery and related weapons charges. His first court appearance was
The 38-year-old Layton man was wearing a ski mask, black gloves and
carrying a police scanner and revolver when he walked into a police
stakeout set up for him, authorities said.
Nimori "showed up right on schedule wearing the same clothing we
expected," FBI spokesman Jim Malpede said.
Authorities had been tracking Nimori for some time and anticipated he
would try to rob the Zions Bank Wednesday, Malpede said, without
elaborating why authorities suspected him.
Besides providing security for Barnes Bank, which has eight branches
across northern Utah, Nimori also was a fraud-prevention instructor
for the Utah Bankers Association.
Barnes Bank officials said in a release announcing Nimori's firing
that they were "surprised and shocked" at the arrest of its employee
of more than 18 months.
Nimori's attorney, Greg Stevens, declined to comment Thursday to The
Nimori stole more than $32,000 in the robberies, court documents say.
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Aside from his job at the bank, Nimori was also the owner of an ice
cream store in Kaysville, court documents say. Police learned from
interviews that he had incurred $70,000 to $80,000 in debt because of
the business, according to the complaint.