Joseph and Jenny Carrier
Rap Sheet: Robbed five banks in five states in October 2015
Crime History: They may look like your average rosy-cheeked suburban couple, but Joseph and Jenny Carrier, both 37, spent last fall on a bank robbery spree up and down the East Coast. Starting in Quincy, Massachusetts, the couple led authorities on a month-long hunt, robbing five banks in Massachusetts, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Florida. According to news reports, Joseph would usually go into the bank alone, quietly demand large bills and assert that he was armed – though a gun was never actually seen or found in his possession – while Jenny drove the getaway car. That car, a Buick SUV, was reportedly stolen from a car dealership where Jenny had been employed. They didn’t even make off with much loot – approximately $15,000 in total from all five robberies – but it was all to support a heroin addiction, which had already destroyed their finances and left them homeless. As one detective put it, "[The Carriers] are very troubled, very sick, feeding a habit. They weren’t doing this for thrills … They weren’t doing this for profit."
They were finally apprehended at the end of October 2015, after leading police on a 90MPH chase down I-95 near Philadelphia International Airport. And police discovered they weren’t alone – two adult Brussels Griffons and their five puppies were found in the backseat. Joseph was charged with five counts of felony bank robbery, while Jenny was accused of aiding and abetting her husband. According to court documents, both pleaded guilty in June, face up to 20 years for each count and agreed to pay restitutions to the banks they robbed.