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After losing at poker, bank robber gambled on trip to North KC casino. He lost again

Timothy Karpovich
Timothy Karpovich Clay County Sheriff's Office

A Kansas City man who was arrested at Harrah's Casino in North Kansas City has pleaded guilty to the January robbery of a bank in Bonner Springs.

Timothy Karpovich, 39, admitted in federal court Tuesday that he robbed the KCB bank in Bonner Springs on Jan. 22.

After the FBI released bank surveillance photos of the robber, tipsters identified Karpovich as the robber, and then the FBI learned that he was a regular customer at the casino.

Later that night, while FBI agents were speaking to employees about Karpovich, he returned to the casino and was arrested.

He admitted to agents that he robbed the bank. He said he decided to commit the robbery after losing all of his money a few days earlier playing poker.

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