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"Fake Beard Bandit" Admits to Hitting Banks in 4 States, Including KS

FAKE BEARD BANDITJason Day, the so-called Fake Beard Bandit. (Photo Courtesy of FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — An Oklahoma man nicknamed the "Fake Beard Bandit" has pleaded guilty to eight bank robberies in Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.  Jason Andrew Day entered his plea yesterday (THUR) in federal court in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Day was arrested on August 26th, three days after a Liberty Bank in Fort Smith was robbed.  Court records show that Day is accused of taking more than $70,000 from banks in Shawnee and Olathe, Kansas -- as well as banks in Fort Smith, Arkansas; Oklahoma City and Coweta, Oklahoma and  Joplin, Missouri.  Prosecutors say Day entered the banks wearing a large, obviously fake beard. He demanded money while brandishing what police later learned was a BB gun that looked like a handgun.  His sentencing has not yet been set. A public defender representing Day didn't immediately return a message seeking comment.

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