Facebook Photos Lead to the Arrest of Bank Robbery Suspects

It is one thing to make the dumbest mistake of all time; however, it is entirely another one when the mistake is on display for the entire world to see. The advent of social media has helped to connect people in several ways. Facebook, for instance, currently has over one billion active users, and those flocking to the site made famous for the like button continues to grow, according to the FB Newsroom. Most people use Facebook to keep in touch with family and friends, share special moments, and keep up-to-date with the latest trends. However, one unfortunate couple decided to post pictures of themselves with money they allegedly stole in a bank robbery. The Facebook photos, which were intended to boast about their good fortune, are actually what led to their arrest and subsequent bank robbery charge.

According to Fox News, John Mogan, 28, and Ashley Duboe, 24, have been charged with robbing the Savings Bank in Ashville, Ohio, on Aug. 24, 2015. Investigators say Mogan entered the bank wearing a black hoodie, handed a note to the teller demanding money, and he left with an undisclosed amount of cash. Although Mogan has tattoos covering his neck and part of his face, they were not visible, since apparently, Duboe covered them with makeup before driving Mogan to the bank.

In a number of poses and various backgrounds, Mogan can be seen with large amounts of cash. He refers to on caption as having a ‘McStack,’ while he portrays eating a sandwich. In another photo, Mogan and Duboe are pictured together while he is holding fans of cash in each hand, and although there are several others, the discovery of just one picture would have been enough in solving the case, according to the Daily Mail. This is due to the fact that prior to the photos being discovered on Facebook that led officers to Mogan and Duboe, all other leads had failed to develop into anything significant.

Posting the pictures on Facebook was either arrogant or just plain dumb, especially since the photos are the main reason why the two robbery suspects were arrested and placed into custody. They have both been charged with robbery and are being held on a $250,000 bond. Although the jail experience may be new to Duboe, Mogan was just released to parole on July 19. He had served nearly five years in prison for another robbery, which he was convicted of in 2010. As reported by The Smoking Gun, Mogan posted the first picture on Aug. 31, which prompted a complaint from a relative, saying in reference to the cash, “You didn’t hook a brother up,” to which Mogan then replied, “That’s called a McStack.” Then, Mogan went on to say he was doing well. Apparently, that was the end of his good feeling, since officers subsequently arrested Mogan and Duboe, based on the Facebook photos that helped to identify them, which lead to their arrest and subsequent charge of bank robbery.

Opinion by Jireh Gibson
Edited by Leigh Haugh

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The Smoking Gun: Facebook Photos Help cops Nab Bank Robbers
FOX News: Cops Say Facebook Photos Led to Coupe’s Arrest in Ohio Bank Robbery
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