Authorities identify man accused of robbing 10 banks since April
GERMANTOWN - Authorities have identified and released a booking photo of the man accused of robbing a Germantown bank on July 13 and nine others in southeast Wisconsin since April.
The Washington County Sheriff's Department said that Michael J. Scott, 36, of Randolph, has confessed to robbing:
23 April 2012 Johnson Bank, Kenosha
5 May 2012 PNC Bank, West Bend
18 May 2012 Hometown Bank, Fond du Lac
31 May 2012 M&I Bank, Richfield
11 June 2012 U.S. Bank, Hartford
15 June 2012 National Exchange Bank, Westfield
27 June 2012 Associated Bank, Oconomowoc
3 July 2012 Chase Bank, Delafield
9 July 2012 M&I Bank, Germantown
13 July 2012 U.S. Bank, Germantown
According to a news release, Scott, who became known as the "Ball Cap Bandit", is being held in a Washington County jail on one count of felony theft in relation to those cases.
Authorities said due to the quantity of cases, jurisdictions and logistics, further charges are expected, including federal ones.
A 28-year-old woman that was allegedly with Scott during the July 13 robbery has been arrested and released.
She is expected to face charges for that robbery.
Authorities say they first developed a possible suspect in the week of July 9, then found some associates of the suspect's van. Then an informant told a Dodge County detective that Scott asked to use his vehicle.
Then authorities, after receiving consent from that person, attached a GPS tracking device to that vehicle.
After the July 13 robbery in Germantown, the tracking device showed the vehicle entering Milwaukee.
Law enforcement officials spotted the vehicle at S. 6th St. and W. Becher St., then arrested Scott and the woman on July 13.