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139,687. A fugitive turns herself in after 12 years: She ran off with $3 million in Las Vegas casino cash. Before turning herself in, Heather Tallchief talks to Dateline about the cash, being on the run, and why she surrendered:
Back in the early ’90s, Las Vegas was going through a kind of identity crisis. It was the ‘family friendly’ phase.
But on that sunny, clear, quiet morning on the strip what was about to happen was a dark version of the Vegas fantasy.
It was over before most gamblers there were even awake: It was a perfect crime in broad daylight, pulled off by a mysterious woman.
It was a story of sex, magic, money and murder that made the movies look tame.
And over ten years later, the story isn’t over.
The tale begins on October 1, 1993, a Friday. Courier Scott Stewart and a partner jumped into the back of a Loomis armored truck loaded with weekend cash for casino ATMs.
With them was a relatively new driver — a 5 foot 10 inch beauty named Heather Tallchief. (Las Vegas & Heists US: Las Vegas) NBC News online article 22 October 2005
139,684. A suspect in one of the most infamous car heists remains on the run. (Las Vegas & Heists US: Las Vegas) Heist s1e1: Sex Magick Money Murder I, news, Neflix 2021
139,685. The armoured car was packed with more than $3 million in cash. (Las Vegas & Heists US: Las Vegas) ibid.
139,686. She got hired by our branch manager at the time because she was young and pretty … We serviced ATM machines on all of the casinos. (Las Vegas & Heists US: Las Vegas) ibid. Loomis employee
139,688. The two were accused of stealing a Loomis armoured truck containing $3.1 million. (Las Vegas & Heists US: Las Vegas) Heist s1e2: Sex Magick Money Murder II, news
139,689. I’m a fugitive. I’ve got a six-month-old. I need to get some money … I’m being somebody I’m not. (Las Vegas & Heists US: Las Vegas) ibid.
139,696. To be on the run takes a terrible emotional toll. And psychologically over the years I mean that wears on you. Sooner or later everyone has to pay for it. (Las Vegas & Heists US: Las Vegas) ibid. rozzer
49,177. Heather pled guilty to two counts of embezzlement and one count of obtaining a false passport. She was sentenced to five years in federal prison … Roberto Solis is still missing. (Las Vegas & Heists US: Las Vegas) ibid. caption