INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A man who spent 12 years in prison for kidnapping a billionaire's wife is now accused of robbing four Indiana banks along with his older brother.
Federal authorities charged Arthur J. Curry, 58, of Greensboro, N.C., and his brother Daniel Curry, 60, of Bloomington, with four counts of armed bank robbery and four counts of using a weapon during a crime of violence, U.S. Attorney Susan Brooks said today.
Arthur Curry was convicted in 1990 of holding Gayle Cook captive for 26 hours in 1989. Her husband, William Cook, is the founder of medical device manufacturer Cook Inc.
FBI agents rescued Cook, who had been bound, gagged and strapped in a chair, from a van parked behind a Bloomington discount store.
The brothers stole more than $1 million from three banks in Terre Haute and one in Kokomo, according to a news release. The robbers wore fake moustaches and beards, hooded sweatshirts and carried handguns, the news release said.
Authorities found money stained with red-dye, which is often planted in bank cash, a silver handgun, and sunglasses, ski masks, hats, artificial facial hair and wigs in Daniel Curry's storage locker and Arthur Curry's home, the news release said.