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Bank Security Director Charged in String of Bank Robberies

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 scheduled Tuesday.

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 Associated Press.

Nimori stole more than $32,000 in the robberies, court documents say.

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.

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