The Rise of Female Bank Robbers

by Derek Loosvelt | January 19, 2011

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Although careers in banking are still tough to crack if you're a woman, careers in bank robbery are becoming increasingly easier to break into.

According to the FBI, "crime statistics for the first quarter of 2010 show that nearly 6 percent of bank robberies for the quarter were committed by women. That number is ... a 25 percent increase over 2002 figures."

So, if you aspire to an exciting, entrepreneurial career filled with travel, secret hiding places, and several months of vacation, and gaining a nickname like the "Church Lady Bandit," the "Barbie Bandit," the "Starlet Bandit," the "Cell Phone Bandit," or "Ma" is up your alley, look no further than a life of crime.

Though knocking over banks might be a bit more dangerous than sitting inside one in front of a computer 90-hours a week, it certainly pays better. And the perks (minus no medical) aren't too shabby.

(CNBC)

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