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Las Vegas Man Charged With Stealing CSI’s ATM


By Paul Johnson

Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - The identity of the suspect who is charged with stealing the ATM at the College Of Southern Idaho was released today.

Clarence Edward Lancaster, 57 of Las Vegas Nevada has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Boise. U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson in Boise said Lancaster was indicted yesterday on two counts of felony bank larceny.

The indictment alleges that Lancaster stole three automatic teller machines from two college campuses in Idaho. Specifically, Lancaster allegedly took an ATM machine from the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, Idaho, and stole $39,760 from the machine.

The indictment also alleges that Lancaster took two ATMs from Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho, and stole a total of $9,000 from those machines.

If convicted, Lancaster faces up to ten years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release.

The case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boise Police Department, Pocatello Police Department, and Twin Falls Police Department.

Here is the story that was KMVT first reported on August 1, 2012

The Twin Falls Police are investigating a burglary at the College Of Southern Idaho.

Police say that cash was stolen from an ATM. Authorities were called to the gym on Monday after a janitor found a First Federal ATM in a cleaning storage closet.

The ATM was later discovered missing from the student union building. Someone was able to remove the ATM that was bolted to the floor. It was then taken to the gymnasium with the use of a hand truck.

Once inside the gym, the suspect gained entry into the janitor’s closet and pried the ATM open.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact the Twin Falls Police Department at 735-4357. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward through Crime Stoppers.

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