Doofus Of The Day #857

Today’s award goes to an Ohio couple who couldn’t keep their mouths shut (in his case, literally).

John Mogan, 28, and his girlfriend Ashley Duboe, 24, were charged with robbery for the heist at the Savings Bank in Ashville, Ohio on August 24.

Mogan allegedly walked into the bank wearing a hooded sweatshirt and gave the teller a note demanding cash, and the teller did as told.

Mogan’s mugshot and Facebook photos show he is heavily tattooed with ink across his face including the phrases “Loyalty’s Thin” and “Betrayal’s Thick.” But authorities allege that Duboe applied makeup to his face and neck to cover the tattoos before the robbery, according to The Smoking Gun.

Police say that four days after the robbery, the couple posed together with cash in their hands. On August 31, Mogan also posted images of him posing with a wad of cash in his mouth.

After the robbery, cops followed up several leads but none of them led to the thieves. But a tip received by Central Ohio Crime Stoppers led them to Mogan and his photos, according to The Circleville Herald.

There’s more at the link.

How can anyone expect his crime to go undetected when he posts a photograph like the one below on his Facebook page, including boasting about where and how he got the money?

He didn’t season his mouthful, either;  so it was inevitable that his crime would ketchup with him . . .



  1. Crime is glamourous – and so is wealth.

    It's sort of double-edged; gloat about your criminal genius – get glamour, go directly to gaol, do not pass Go etc. etc., spend lots of money with no apparent source – police take an interest, find interesting but not explicitly incriminating photos on Facebook, get a warrant, go directly to etc. etc.

    Criminals who do things carefully don't often get caught; I read a post somewhere saying that the problems come when they begin to see their thefts as a divine right, their continuing freedom as proof that Someone loves them and wants them to be rich and is pulling the wool over people's eyes, and get lazy about it.

  2. "Criminals who do things carefully don't often get caught"

    If you are really smart and diligent, you can have a good life and make more money over a lifetime than as a "mastermind" bank-robber or cybercriminal, with no risk of imprisonment. I am thinking of the guy who called himself "Dread Pirate Roberts" who operated the Silk Road drug dealing business. He was smart and secretive, but one slip-up was all it took for authorities to apprehend him. Now he is rotting in jail.

    That bank-robber in the story probably would have been caught when he tried to pay with some of the dollar bills because their serial numbers would have given him away.

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