Up on Game: From Robbing Banks to Stacking Bitcoin, My Involvement with Gangs, Bank Robbery, Prison--and Success in the Business W

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A Bank Robber’s Inside Story—Learn the Shocking Truth about Prison

Richard Stanley was known as the “Skinny Bandit”—a bank robber who targeted San Diego area banks. Meticulous and calculating, he continually evaded capture and grew brazen with each additional heist in the early 2000s. It appeared that the FBI would never catch the elusive yet polite robber who went from teller to teller saying, “Put the money on the counter…" and walked away with thousands in cash in a clear plastic bag.

Upon his sudden arrest, the shocking truth was finally revealed when this criminal mastermind who repeatedly outwitted authorities turned out to be eighteen-year-old Richard Stanley, a whiter-than-cocaine kid from the Hispanic gang-filled streets of Otay in San Diego.

With his degree in “business” from one of California’s finest institutions where he was given a free ride in their seven-year program (with a seven-month sabbatical in solitude), he’s graduated from bank robbery to stacking bitcoin and other business ventures as a legit entrepreneur and shares a vital message: People can change.

Why Did He Rob Banks?

The first time was for cash to buy a Taco Bell grande meal.

Today, the Skinny Bandit is a successful entrepreneur, in legit business and a day trader in bitcoin cryptocurrency. Richard Stanley did his time—seven-plus years in Donovan, a rough Southern California prison, where he hustled to stay up on game and where he experienced the real Orange Is the New Black—and where he witnessed the worst horrors of the prison system, from guards killing inmates to rampant drug use and the lengths desperate people go to get what they need (such as snacks, drugs, cell phones, and warm clothing).

WARNING to readers: This book contains offensive language and graphic descriptions of criminal activity including bootlegged photos taken inside.

The Compelling Story of the Neighborhood Struggle

Richard Stanley recounts his tumultuous childhood of growing up in the dangerous neighborhood of Otay, surrounded by gangs, drugs, violence, and poverty.

His crimes started with petty shoplifting before graduating to bank robbery. After a short time, Stanley had perfected his craft and hit multiple banks. Each time, he and his crew evaded capture, but one critical mistake cost him everything.

Also READ his second book: Up on Game: When I Ruled the World. "The story of doing time in a California prison and what I learned about solitary confinement, the joke about rehabilitation, and why we need serious prison reform."

READ THE FIRST CHAPTER and listen to a five-minute audio clip, see videos, and for more info, visit the book’s website: www.UpOnGameBook.com. 

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