Florida Film Producer Jailed for Bank Robbery Due to Funding Shortage

After robbing a Florida bank branch in an effort to raise money for a movie, a film producer was given a ten-year prison sentence.

According to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida, Nacoe Ray Brown stole the McCoy Federal Credit Union in Belle Isle in June of last year.

Brown, 55, handed the teller a note claiming to have a pistol and demanding money while wearing a baseball cap, sunglasses, a surgical-style facemask, and plastic gloves. With about $4,300 in cash, he ran away.

Insider Business confirms the news on their official Twitter account:

A witness spotted Brown changing into clothes he had earlier stored there at a petrol station nearby. After receiving information regarding Brown’s whereabouts, the Belle Isle Police Department soon located the motel where he was staying.

The note Brown gave the bank employee and the stolen money were discovered by police in Brown’s hotel room. His disguise was also discovered in the convenience store bathroom. He was unarmed, and the search turned up no evidence of a gun.

Brown informed police that he had run out of money while filming a movie in Florida when he was taken into custody.

After being released from prison in 2020 for robbing three banks in Baltimore in 2001, Brown was placed on probation. He had completed the majority of his 25-year sentence when he was freed on humanitarian grounds during the epidemic.

In January, Brown admitted guilt to the robbery.

Eight years were served for the bank robbery and two years were served for violating parole related to other bank robberies in the 10-year sentence.

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