He couldn't talk.". Instead of lobster, the man who stole $17 million survived on home-cooked pasta and grilled cheese sandwiches. Everybody seemed stunned. Almost 19 years after Ghantt and a group of friends from Gaston County pulled off one of the largest cash heists in U.S. history, the movie "Masterminds" will play up the caper for laughs. All but one took plea deals, including Ghantt, who was sentenced to seven years in prison. Too many questions remained: Where was the cash? He'd stay up all night, boosted by coffee, waiting for the sunrise over the ocean. Soon, the couple would be paying for something else, too: a hitman. The FBI heard about the plot and agents knew they could no longer wait. To protect themselves, David and Steve didn't meet or talk. He loves his motorcycle and enjoys going fishing and, while hes sorry for the past, hes not ashamed to talk about it. From Mexico, David usually spoke with Kelly on the phone once a week, paying with calling cards. I learned something that was valuable at the time: Most criminals never leave a 250, maybe 300-mile circle from their home base. . The FBI now knew Chambers had Loomis cash. Masterminds is a 2016 American crime comedy film based on the October 1997 Loomis Fargo robbery in North Carolina. They also purchased expensive cars, jewelry and a breast enhancement or two. The movie was called Masterminds and stars Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig and Owen Wilson. Twice a week over the next 12 months, we will take you back to the winter of sheep cloning and the summer of Con Air. AP CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kelly Campbell, the woman who helped plan the $17 million robbery of armored-car company Loomis, Fargo was sentenced yesterday to nearly six years in prison and ordered. Turns out, most of the thieves and their accomplices have been about as effective coming up with their court-ordered restitution as they were hiding their original crimes. Things were spiraling fast. Maura Healey unveiled a proposed $55.5 billion state budget Wednesday, a plan that offers insight into some of the Democrats spending priorities during her first year as governor. All but one of the 24 defendants pleaded guilty, and the one who didnt take the deal was convicted. There used to be a consulate in Cancun. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. This month marked 25 years since one of the biggest armored car heists in U.S. history. I said, It comes down to picking the right day, and the right time of the month, and all that good stuff. I even told her, It wouldnt be all that difficult. ". (John D. Simmons/The Charlotte Observer via AP) The Associated Press, BY MICHAEL GORDON, The Charlotte Observer. And that's OK with Ghantt, who's just a few weeks shy of his 47th birthday, out of federal prison for more than a decade, married with a 9-year-old daughter . The plan to rob Loomis Fargo was spawned by Campbell and her friend Steve Chambers, during a casual bonfire at Chambers' home. What made her do it? Kelly told the FBI she had done drugs with David but denied knowing about the theft. Hidden in it was a 3 1/2-carat diamond ring that cost $43,000. ". The next day Chambers, Campbell and few other conspirators were arrested as well. Ghantt was the vault manager and was surrounded daily . After a Gulf War stint in the Army, David got married in 1992. Campbell, a former Loomis employee and one of the original masterminds of the caper, has paid off less than $21,000 of the $4,701,694.18 she was docked. He pocketed the money and told Chambers and Campbell to send him his cut in Mexico. Hes very articulate. He had an endearing smile, a beautiful wife and two children. Going south, nobody really looks at what youre shipping. ALSO READ: 14-year-old boy robbed at gunpoint while waiting for bus in east Charlotte, mom says. Thanksgiving and Christmas were difficult. He had a favorite restaurant, Zandunga, which had a mariachi band each night and a view of the Caribbean. He says the Loomis case shows how the criminal justice system and the courts treat lower-income people differently. Most people are going to forgive you. Haz clic en Gestionar ajustes para obtener ms informacin y gestionar tus opciones. Three weeks after the theft, Steve and Michele moved from their Lincoln County mobile home to a $635,000 house in a gated Cramerton, N.C., neighborhood. Some of the biggest numbers remaining on the Loomis collection board, as is the case with Campbell, belong to those who played the biggest role in the crime: David Ghantt, the Loomis employee who loaded all that money 2,800 pounds in all into the back of a company van before escaping to Mexico, has paid just under $50,000 of the $3.81 million he was assessed. Michelle Chambers paid off only $27,000. . Steven Chambers and David Ghantt (back) arrested 12) Loomis Fargo heist- The aftermath They picked me, he says with a rueful tone. She asked about the limit for a cash deposit before "paperwork" was required. So they went to Mexico and arrested Ghantt in order to protect him. The others sat in their cars across the street and watched him struggle to open the heavy gate. Kelly drove her pickup to a lot across the street from the Loomis building, on Suttle Avenue in Charlotte. Not until David was gone did Scott realize he didn't know which key to use. Its about the 1997 Loomis Fargo robbery also known as the hillbillly heist the second largest cash robbery in the history of the United States. On Oct. 7, 1997, two FBI agents arrived at Kelly Campbell's home after two Loomis employees had told agents she and David had once dated. I really enjoyed the little scuba diving trip. And then I realized that a lot of people knew who I was and they had followed the case.. The Columbia airport had no available flights. Steve Chambers has told agents the missing cash was stolen from a shed in Lincoln County. You might as well go all the way now.". Since Ghantt was the supervisor, he sent his co-worker home first. (John D. Simmons/The Charlotte Observer via AP) ". However, the fact that a man who formerly lived in a mobile home was lavishly spending money on a luxury home ($635,000 in cash), expensive cars, and a ring ($42,000 in cash) eventually made it easy to connect the dots. You can garnish wages. www.loomis.com. Puedes cambiar tus opciones en cualquier momento desde tus controles de privacidad. He didn't want to abandon his parents. So we were able to figure out with all the denominations, it would require about 20 safe deposit boxes to store it all.. The money weighed as much as a compact car and he did it all by himself. Kelly had no problem fanning the flames of their old flirtation. When he landed in Cancun, his first stop was Walmart. David, now 30, says he's sorry he abandoned his wife--who he says still loves him--and his family. All the while, Ghantt prepared himself for the task at hand. If they could just sit on the money until then, he said, they'd be fine. One of them tapped him on the back. The picture, which is directed by Jared Hess and written by Chris Bowman, Hubbel Palmer, and Emily Spivey, stars Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Jason Sudeikis . That was pretty awesome., It felt like a dream vacation until he started running out of money. The old man me would never survive that, Id have a heart attack.. For reasons that remain obscure, Robert spilled the beans to David. Steve and Michelle Chambers, who had lived in a mobile home, bought a mansion in Cramer Mountain. That movie, Masterminds, was filmed in 2014. Steve tried keys on a side door. Steve told her to send David to Atlanta on a bus and drive back to the trailer. He allegedly hired a hitman to take Ghantt out, tying up the ultimate loose end. Sun, sand and beaches are all part of why Jacksonville is a popular destination. That was the thing that sticks in my mind to this day., ALSO READ: Man released from jail, accused of robbing banks while wearing electronic monitor, police say. Here's what Floyd recalls: After two games of pool, Steve told him, "You know, we do a lot of gambling. Each week, Michele deposited thousands of dollars in cash. Kelly said she had reason to believe Steve might be able to pull off a heist. Now that Kelly believes she has found Jesus, she has become more analytical about her past. He flip-flopped on the heist idea three or four times. Zaron Burnett is an investigative journalist and longform features writer based in Los Angeles. They put up mauve wallpaper. Eric watched. The theft at the time the second-largest cash robbery in U.S. history has been the brunt of mocking movies and books, mostly on how the thieves, who had little money to begin with, could not control their spending habits once they did. About the same time, Kelly and McKinney received phone calls from agents who told them to open their doors. I didnt pick the heist team. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) During one overnight shift, a bumbling conspiracy of thieves just west of Charlotte stole more than $17 million from Loomis Fargo. He hated his job, with its 12-hour shifts. The platform is designed to engage citizens and government leaders in a discussion about what needs improvement across the country. Im a very deliberate person. I ride motorcycles and fish -- normal guy, Ghantt told Counts. When he finished, the van was filled with $17 million. Some family members hid money in bank deposit boxes, other friends were asked to mule cash to the Cayman Islands. When McKinney arrived in North Carolina, the plan had changed. Next month, Payne will back in the Charlotte federal courthouse, this time to be sentenced from weapons and methamphetamine trafficking charges. David was excited, jabbering about their future together. Temptation to do something that you think you normally wouldnt do can change a lot of minds when its that kind of cash, and thats what it was., (WATCH BELOW: VIDEO: The Loomis Fargo heist: 25 years later). They soon realized David had stolen more money than would fit in their 55-gallon barrels. Ghantt worked at Loomis Fargos regional office vault in Charlotte. But few could have guessed how spectacularly the heist would go wrong after the criminals initially got away with it. He realized that if they met the minimum monthly payments, the bill would take 30 years to pay. Theyre meant to be trailer-park trash, but they come off as character experiments on a bad night at the Groundlings. . He told him McKinney was in Mexico to kill somebody. Ghantt was caught on videotape loading large amounts of cash into a truck. The authorities didn't know yet how much was missing from the armored-car company, but Steve did. I flew from Atlanta to New Orleans. The next day, Kelly drove back to Steve's mobile home to watch the news with Steve and Michele. At the party, Steve invited Michele's stepfather, truck driver Dennis Floyd, to the basement to play pool. "He said, 'Yeah, right,' and turned his head. Steve had another conversation with Kelly about killing David. Her sentence was delayed until Jan. 1 so she could spend the holidays with her family. Kelly's company. As with Kelly, the worst blotch on 29-year-old Eric's record until now was a driving-while-intoxicated conviction. "He showed me a lot of money," McKinney said. Access to this system is reviewed and violators will be subject to prosecution. The government does not run debtors prisons, says U.S. The last time he called me, he said, Hey Ghantt, I just saw a big Loomis Fargo truck. I mentioned it to Kelly. My knee-jerk reaction was to be angry, and then the sarcastic ass side of me started laughing about it, Ghantt said. All of the primary players got fined millions of dollars --for example, Kelly Campbell was hit with more than $4 million, an amount that she will never come close to paying. Steve Chambers and his wife (Mary Elizabeth Ellis) were a little more difficult to connect to the heist. He frequently entertained there, buying steaks for his guests. Speaking of his co-defendants, Ghantt says hes not currently in contact with any of them. This is where it starts to unravel, Ghantt tells me with a wry laugh. All I needed was a change of pace.". It was released in 2016 and Wydra was invited to the premiere. . Ghantt had struck up a relationship with a fellow Loomis Fargo employee, Kelly Campbell; they continued to maintain contact even after Campbell left the company. And after two years, you're just a file." 1997 Harley-Davidson Road King motorcycle for sale at auction of items bought after Loomis, Fargo armored car facility heist by Steven Chambers, wife Michele, Kelly Jane Campbell & David Scott Ghanntt (Photo by Will And Deni McIntyre/Getty Images) They didnt expect it.. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) _ A woman who helped plan the $17 million robbery of armored car company Loomis, Fargo & Co. was sentenced Tuesday to nearly six years in prison and ordered to pay back more than $4 million. According to Butcher, Campbells last official payment came in June 2021 when the government appears to have seized a tax refund of $81.24. Kelly Campbell, 29, a former company employee, entered guilty pleas earlier to bank larceny, money laundering and conspiracy to commit murder charges. Things started to go south the night of the robbery. The best states in the U.S. come from coast to coast. Thatd probably been the best thing for me to do, really. Its like, me and you sat down, I have access to pie, you like pie, all I want is my share of the pie. At the end of October, Kelly was sentenced to 5 years 10 months in prison. Al hacer clic en Aceptar todo, aceptas que Yahoo y nuestros socios procesarn tu informacin personal y utilizarn tecnologas como cookies para presentarte anuncios y contenido personalizados, evaluar anuncios y contenido, obtener datos clave sobre la audiencia y desarrollar productos. They set the date, Oct. 4, a Saturday when David knew he could be alone in the building after his shift. [Kelly] told me, 'Just think about it.' Based on a true story, the premise itself is fascinating, which makes Masterminds all the more a waste. Its attracted workers like Ghantt. Now, I kind of know something is fishy., Alone in Mexico with limited cash, Ghantt thought about turning himself in. Ghantt said he believes in redemption, and that his mistake 25 years ago brought him all the things that are important in his life today. "I said, 'That's all they gave me,' " McKinney recalled. Now worried about both the FBI and McKinney, he spent even more time alone in his room. Were others involved? Ghantt was working a late shift, and just after 6:30 p.m., his coworkers were packing up and heading for home. How many people have walked the red carpet at a movie premiere in a case that was yours?. Im married, I got one girl, shes 15 going on 30. He told Steve he hadn't been able to find David. Michele tells me you're in a financial bind. I told the lead investigator I was glad to see him.. "We kept going, '1-4-3, 1-4-3,' " recalled Vic O'Korn, assistant special agent in charge of Charlotte's FBI office. He appeared happily matched with his high-spirited wife, Michele, and the two children from her first marriage. How did they get away with stealing more than $17 million? He longed for the middle-class lifestyle of his childhood, with its private religious-school education and Disney World vacations. David didn't even know Steve's name. He covers culture, politics, race, and other perplexing mysteries for MEL. Now he offered to pay him to carry cash to David--Steve said he was a friend hiding out after a bad drug deal, McKinney recalled. Well they were in some sense celebrities, Gronquist said. I told them, Take it, box it up, and youll be able to ship it to me in Mexico. Back in the 1990s, you couldve probably boxed up a hot pink elephant and shipped it to Mexico; no one wouldve ever noticed. To celebrate Halloween, about seven of Steve's friends, including Eric Payne and Kelly, gathered for a party at Steve's house. At the end of one session, they wound up kissing outside the pickup. Jim Gronquist, Campbells defense attorney during the Loomis case, says the financial penalties levied against his client and her co-defendants are grossly excessive and unjust, particularly since most of the stolen Loomis money was actually recovered. Even still, he was 27, married and struggling to provide for his family. The agents tapped the phone, and it didnt take long to locate Ghantt after that. To its credit, Masterminds does nail down the broad strokes of the real story, although there were a couple of noteworthy details the film left out. It was his goodbye. Galifianakis seems to be playing a character out of Dumb and Dumber 3: The Dumbening; Kristen Wiig plays what could only be described as her worst SNL character; Owen Wilson plays an Owen Wilson character; and Sudeikis plays a bumbling hitman who cant pull the trigger after he finds out his target shares the same name and birthdate, which is the dumbest twist since the Martha revelation in Batman vs. Superman. So yeah, Ghantt continues, I took a bus from there to Atlanta, and then I hopped a cab from the bus station to the airport in Atlanta., Back in North Carolina, his accomplices were working as fast as they could to hide the $17 million. "You" has three. On October 5, 1997, FBI agents gathered at the Loomis, Fargo & Co. warehouse in Charlotte, North Carolina, to watch a security videotape of a man loading stacks of cash into a pushcart and wheeling them from the vault. They didn't know it, but they were leaving $3.3 million behind. She was the group's only contact with David, and she was smoking marijuana "like other people smoke cigarettes," she said. Still, she wasn't happy. What it does is put a ball and chain on that person for the rest of their lives, they are walking around and they are basically an indentured servant, Gronquist said. That led to better jobs, like the one at Loomis. About 5:30 the next morning, McKinney knocked on David's door and dropped $8,500 on the bed. He goes, My name is Bruno. David complained it wasn't enough. The participants in the heist also spent lavishly on fancy jewelry, fancy cars and breast enhancement surgeries. But as soon as he drove off, I went right back in and opened the vault. Before David left for the airport, he had handed Scott an eight-inch key ring. Ive never taken offense to anything like that, he tells me. ". Things went from bad to worse when, in November, Michelle strolled into a bank with a briefcase filled with 200 grand and asked the manager, How much can I deposit without the bank reporting the transaction? When she showed the bank manager that she really had the money to invest, the cash was still bound in Loomis Fargo wrappers. The Chambers home is now gated, which means Channel 9 crews cant drive up to it like we used to. With a cast like this, and Emily Spivey (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Up All Night) as part of the writing team, Masterminds shouldnt be nearly as obnoxious and dull as it is, but nothing ever clicks. But you cant get blood from a stone, Johns said. Back in North Carolina, Ghantts former accomplices were living high on the hog. In early September 1997, Kelly found herself chatting on the phone with a friend who still worked at Loomis, a 27-year-old man who, despite being married, had made no secret of the fact that he had a crush on her. A former FBI agent who helped crack the case sat down with Channel 9 Reporter Glenn Counts to talk about the clues that led to solving the crime, and how the group got caught. That was great. Federal law stops government collection efforts 20 years after a defendant leaves prison. By now, you probably know the names -- David Ghantt, Steve Chambers and his wife Michelle, and Kelly Campbell. But things didnt quite work out that way. Federal prosecutors would ultimately charge 21 defendants in the case, including the Floyds, who were charged with (and pleaded guilty to) money laundering. Its 90-minutes of mugging for the camera, but the only people who feel mugged are those that pay to see Masterminds. By now, you probably know the names -- David Ghantt, Steve Chambers and his wife Michelle, and Kelly Campbell. It, too, has changed hands several times. Like David, Kelly was frustrated with her marriage. Masterminds is an atrociously bad comedy, and absolutely everyone is to blame. You can have your whole career and not have a case like that. They bought a BMW roadster. About 10 frantic minutes later, Scott found the right key. But after she left, she reached back out to Ghantt and brought up what they'd talked about that day in the break room. I'd probably change jobs. More agents waited outside to arrest them. His new life in Mexico had begun. He then began loading $17 million in unmarked bills inside a company van before driving away. As he and Kelly met in a field behind a shooting range to refine the plan, she allowed him to believe she was falling for him. That October, the Chamberses' bank accounts ballooned. They also left behind a life-changing fortune in small bills $3.3 million in fives and ones that they overlooked and the two videotapes that Ghantt had pulled from the security cameras at the bank. Kelly relayed his message to Steve. They discussed it further, and Campbell asked him when they should do it. But he tried to keep his face averted, so David wouldn't be able to ID him. Ultimately, though, the heist wasnt Ghantts idea, which meant he didnt decide who else was involved. Her case closes in 2025. In February 1998, the FBI tapped their phones and listened to Steve discuss depositing $2.5 million in the Cayman Islands. Tickle Me Kaczynski: How the Inventor of the Ultimate Elmo Toy Became a Unabomber Suspect, The Unexpectedly Sweet Story Behind Those Viral Semi-Truck Pregnancy Photos, I Wore Magnetic Underwear for a Week to See If It Would Give Me a Boner of Steel. What that says is, We will never forgive you for what youve done.. We spoke with the inside man, David Ghantt, to get the real story. It wasnt a big hit, but Ghantt, who was played by Galifianakis, gives it a rave review. She laughed for like 45 minutes. He comes to my door, and hes got a brown paper bag in his hand. To say nothing of their art purchases like the aforementioned velvet Elvis portrait and a painting of a bulldog dressed as General George S. Patton. He kept looking over his shoulder. FBI video shows agents searching the Cramer Mountain home and finding stacks of cash. By the time the month concluded, the couple had purchased a 7,000-square-foot stone mansion in a gated country club community. He grabbed the tapes from two VCRs that connected to 16 security cameras. ". On Oct. 5, the Loomis heist celebrates its 25th birthday. He couldn't even bear to stick around for the final tally--though when he left he didn't forget to take $6,000, the first cut of his expected $100,000 share. In the first heist, a regional vault supervisor loaded money into a branded truck and . That sounds like a lot of money until its compared to the $18,930,201.26 the group was ordered to pay. . Ghantt studied how to rob his employer . FILE - Kelly Campbell, one of the 21 people convicted for their involvement in the $17 million Loomis Fargo heist, awaits sentencing for her part in the theft at her mobile home near Mount Holly, N.C. on Aug 16, 1999. They loaded the wine cellar with Pabst Blue Ribbon, and Steve hung a velvet portrait of Elvis Presley in the basement. On Monday, October 6th, the FBI agents who were investigating the robbery located the Loomis Fargo van abandoned in the woods. David trusted her. Will Vin Sant Leave You Jacked or Scammed. He hated the sweet smell of the green ink, and the $8.15-an-hour salary. First, they loaded the cash into blue 55-gallon barrels, and then they moved the barrels into a rental van. "It probably should bother me," he said. They also purchased tanning beds, a pool table, a Harley-Davidson Road King motorcycle and all kinds of expensive furniture. Then he was driving in the darkness with a van full of cash. The plan called for David to leave the vault door ajar, then maneuver a few minutes alone at the end of his shift, long enough to loot the cash, then pass it to Kelly and Steve. . The case resurfaced in the federal courts on Thursday, Sept. 1, when the U.S. Attorneys Office in Charlotte posted a public reminder in the case file of Loomis defendant Kelly Campbell that she had fallen behind in her restitution. . So the original gang was all totally shocked, Wydra said. When we worked together [for Loomis], we'd joke about it. The FBI was also surveilling Kelly Campbell and followed her to a pay phone that she used to place calls to Mexico. He became the target of a nationwide FBI manhunt and was arrested five months later near the Mexican resort of Cozumel. We got this guy named Bruno. In the dark, Scott inserted one key into the back door slot. Cool, I say. They ditched the Loomis van, then drove the cash-heavy Budget van to Steve's mobile home in Lincoln County, where his wife, Michele, waited with a calculator and rubber bands. Ghantt, his former co-worker Kelly Campbell and her friends Steve and Michelle Chambers carried out the Loomis Fargo heist on Oct. 4, 1997. Campbell and her husband had always been just scraping by, however in the weeks following the robbery, the two seemed to have more money than they've ever had. I knew that the news wouldnt break until later that morning. The problem with the movie, however, is that the talented cast had no idea what the hell they were trying to do. Twelve hours later, at 6 that evening, Eric Payne drove a rented Budget van to his workplace, a graphics company on Performance Road in western Mecklenburg County called Reynolds & Reynolds, which was closed for the night and had a secluded parking lot where they intended to transfer the cash. It's one of the biggest jokes at the place. He gave the rest to Kelly. At first, David Ghantt said, "I didn't take her seriously. Loomis (formerly Loomis, Fargo & Co.) is a cash handling company. Zach always plays that bumbling kind of lunatic, but hes not, Ghantt says. A report by the General Accounting Office found that as of budget year 2016, $110 billion in restitution ordered by the federal courts was outstanding and that more than 90% of the amount had been classified as uncollectible.. The modern company was formed in 1997 by the consolidation of two armoured security concerns, Wells Fargo Armored Service and Loomis Armored Inc. Their international network covers over 200 operating locations in the US and eleven western European countries. By March, Steve Chambers decided he needed to do something more drastic about Ghantt, making plans to send a hitman to Mexico to silence him for good. "For the first year, they're all over you. 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