A girl dished all on her father’s stunning deathbed confession … saying her life modified when she found he had been a wished man for many of his life following an outdated financial institution heist.
Ashley Randele got here on ‘TMZ Stay’ Monday to inform her story — saying her father, Tom Randele, got here clear with an estimated 6 weeks to dwell following a lung most cancers analysis … out of the blue off-loading the decades-long secret as they watched NCIS.
The 71-year-old defined to Ashley and her mother that he needed to change his actual identify … and so they must lastly know in case it got here up after his passing … as a result of authorities “have been in all probability nonetheless in search of him.”
Ashley says she pressed him for more information the following day after realizing it wasn’t a “horrible dad joke” — including it was very important for her to know her dad’s actual identify: Ted Conrad.
Ignoring his pleas to not look into it, Ashley later discovered herself looking his identify on-line … yielding varied “vault teller robs financial institution” headlines … and up to date articles stating the 50-year hunt was nonetheless lively.
The revelation left her shocked … in any case, she had simply realized the person she at all times perceived as a mean suburban dad stole $219,000 — the equal of $1.8M immediately — whereas working as a vault teller on the Society Nationwide Financial institution in Cleveland, Ohio, on Friday, July 11, 1969, as a 20-year-old faculty dropout.
He fled to Washington, D.C., that night time … and when financial institution bosses found the theft on Monday, the FBI was referred to as, and Conrad turned a wished man.
He ended up in Boston … assuming a brand new id and resuming normalcy regardless of his image plastered throughout headlines.
Whether or not the heist was value it or not would have been a query for Ted, AKA, Tom … as Ashley says, many of the stolen cash was blown on ritzy digs and a minimum of one unhealthy funding … reaching the purpose of her loaning her dad and mom 10K earlier than they filed for chapter in 2014.
She provides to us her dad by no means Googled himself … refusing to consider that, in any case this time, folks cared about his crime. He handed away 2 months after his confession.