- A film producer who robbed a bank in Belle Isle, Florida has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
- Naco said Ray Brown stole about $4,300 from the branch after the film ran out of money.
- He was on parole after serving most of a 25-year sentence for three previous bank robberies.
A movie producer who robbed a bank branch in Florida to finance a film has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Naco Ray Brown robbed the McCoy Federal Credit Union in Belle Isle last June, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of Florida.
Wearing a baseball cap, sunglasses, surgical mask and rubber gloves, Brown, 55, handed the kidnapper a note saying he had a gun and needed money. He got away with about $4,300.
A witness saw Brown at a nearby gas station, where he changed into the clothes he had left there earlier. The Belle Isle Police Department was alerted to Brown's actions and quickly tracked him down to the hotel.
Police found the note Brown had shown the bank teller and the money stolen from the hotel room. They also found a fraudster in the gas station toilet. During the search, he was unarmed and no weapon was found.
When he was arrested, Brown told authorities he was filming an action movie in Florida and had run out of money to make the film.
Brown pleaded guilty to robbery in January.
The 10-year sentence includes eight years for bank robbery and two years for violating an amnesty agreement involving former bank employees.