Police: Bank robber's mistake leads to arrest

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MURRAY -- Police say a bank robber made a mistake that landed a suspect in jail.

According to charging documents, police say a man entered the Washington Federal Savings at 181 E. 6100 South on Aug. 12 and handed a teller a note demanding money.

The Deseret News reports the teller complied, and the robber left the bank.

Police arrived and discovered the reverse side of the note given to the teller was actually a document containing the results of a drug screening test for Todd Waller Markham. It included his date of birth and Social Security number.

Police used the information to find a picture of Markham, compare it to bank surveillance video, and find his address. They waited for him at his apartment and arrested him when he arrived there a few hours later.

The Deseret News reports Markham was returning home from a local hospital where he had been treated for injuries received in a car wreck following the robbery.

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