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"Mummy Bandit" Case Wrapped Up, Guilty Plea in String of Pa. Bank Robberies

"Mummy Bandit" Hiram Adams FBI/KYW)
"Mummy Bandit" Pleads Guilty to Five Bank Robberies
"Mummy Bandit" Hiram Adams (FBI/KYW)

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (CBS/KYW/AP) A Philadelphia man who became known as the "mummy bandit" for robbing banks while wound in gauze bandages to conceal his face, has pleaded guilty in federal court to five heists.

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Federal prosecutors say Hiram Adams, 45, is the culprit who is all wrapped up in the case.

Adams was arrested in August and confessed to robbing banks in or near the Philadelphia area beginning on July 8, 2009, reports The Philadelphia Daily News.

Though Adams is known to don gauze, which earned him the mummy nickname, authorities say he also wore a doctor's coat, scrub hat and stethoscope in a June holdup in suburban Wyndmoor. That robbery apparently netted Adams $568, according to an FBI affidavit.

Adams raked in a total of $14,966 in the robberies, according to The Daily News.

Prosecutors say Adams pleaded guilty to four bank robberies and the attempted robbery of a fifth bank, in all of which he used a note claiming he had either a gun or bomb, reports CBS affiliate KYW.

He'll likely be under wraps for a long time. He faces up to 100 years in prison, and more than $1 million in fines, at his sentencing in February.

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