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Episode 2: The Imposter: Dr. Barnes | The Interstate Bank Mart Bandit

Case File

The Imposter: Dr. Barnes & Interstate Bank Mart Bandit
For twenty years he was an imposter doctor. Dr. Gerald Barnes had a thriving practice specializing in "executive" medical exams. His salary was six-figures. But he wasn't the real Dr. Gerald Barnes. And in our second case: He left no clues behind, only a trail of broken dreams and empty bank accounts. Police said it was the work of "The Interstate Bank Mart Bandit!"

Case 1: The Imposter: Dr. Barnes

  • The Deception
  • The story is almost unbelievable... Dr. Gerald Barnes has a thriving practice. He specializes in "executive" medical exams. His salary is six-figures and life is good. But there's a problem: he's not the real Dr. Gerald Barnes.
  • The Diagnoses
  • His charade turns deadly. The imposter doctor misdiagnoses a 29-year-old patient. Within a couple of days, the patient loses his life.
  • The Wife
  • A romantic courtship -- "Dr. Barnes" marries an unsuspecting Lisa Roberts. The doctor and his wife have everything going for them -- until she finds out the truth. Lisa is shocked and shattered.
  • The Real Dr. Barnes
  • "American Greed" speaks with the real Dr. Barnes whose identity was stolen.

Case 2: The Interstate Bank Mart Bandit

  • The Hold Up
  • An Indianapolis bank is robbed. It happens again in Louisville and Lexington. The M.O. is the same. Fourty-three robberies in 20 months. Police say it's the work of one man: The Interstate Bank Mart Bandit.
  • The Bandit
  • His disguise is simple, his notes threatening and he's a master at making a getaway on the "interstates" in a five state area.
  • The Accomplice
  • The Bandit lives a dual-life -- one with a wife and child and the other with a girlfriend-turned-getaway driver.
  • The Capture
  • Discover his true identity and the by-chance incidents that led to the arrest of one of the country's most prolific bank robbers only on "American Greed"

Web Extras

  • The Imposter: Dr. Barnes Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 12:39 PM ET

    Dr. Gerald Barnes has a thriving practice. He specializes in "executive" medical exams. His salary is six-figures and life is good. But there's a problem: he's not the real Dr. Gerald Barnes.

  • The Interstate Bank Mart Bandit Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 2:55 PM ET

    An Indianapolis bank is robbed. It happens again in Louisville and Lexington. The M.O. is the same. Fourty-three robberies in 20 months. Police say it's the work of one man: The Interstate Bank Mart Bandit.

  • Famous American Bank Robbers Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 12:33 PM ET

    The James brothers aren't the only bank robbers to become household names. Click to learn more.

  • Guessing Game     Monday, 18 Jun 2007 | 1:03 AM ET

    Hear wife Lisa Roberts describe the imposter doctorâ??s game of guessing medical symptoms.

  • The Bandit's "Double Life"     Monday, 18 Jun 2007 | 1:02 AM ET

    Louisville Courier-Journal Reporter Andrew Wolfson recalls Brankle's explanation for his "double life."

  • Police Recording     Monday, 18 Jun 2007 | 1:00 AM ET

    Bankle tells Detective Larry Duncan on how he carjacked the BMW from the used car salesman during a â??test drive.â?

  • Was He Armed?     Monday, 18 Jun 2007 | 1:01 AM ET

    Detective Larry Duncan regarding the claim that the bandit never used a gun in any of his crimes.

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