You'd think crawling around movie theater floors to steal out of women's purses is something a small-time dirtbag would do. You would be wrong.
--49-year-old Anthony Johnson of Hartford, Connecticut WAS a dirtbag criminal who crawled through movie theaters to steal credit cards out of women's purses. But he was netting $70,000 A WEEK. That multiplies out to $3.64 MILLION in a year.--From 2007 to 2010, Anthony was running a scam where he'd go to movie theaters, a female accomplice would spot which women put their purses under their seats, and Anthony would crawl around stealing credit cards out of those purses.
--Then he'd max out the cards on shopping sprees or get huge cash advances at casinos.
--Fortunately, one detective in Greenwich, Connecticut saw the pattern and started tying together credit card thefts all over the Northeast. He ended up turning his findings over to the FBI, and they busted Anthony in August of 2010.
--This week, he was convicted for fraud and identity theft. He's looking at up to 74 YEARS in prison. His two accomplices are facing 12 years each.