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Thanks A Mil . . . No, Make that 5.4 Million

Claim:   After successfully robbing a bank, very polite Japanese thieves penned a thank-you note to that financial institution.

TRUE

Origins:   And I thought I was compulsive about thank-you notes:
Ten days after the biggest bank heist — $5.4 million — in Japan's history, the Kobe branch of Fukutoku Bank received a letter of gratitude, presumably from the robbers. "Thank you very much for the bonus," the letter read. "We can live on this loot for life."
Last updated:   1 July 2011

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Sources:

    Reuters.   "Japanese Bank Robbers are Polite to a Fault."
    5 September 1994.