Manager John Thomas Forrester not guilty of robbing own bank

Jeremy Pierce | 9 November, 2011 | The Courier-Mail

John Forrester
NOT GUILTY: Bank of Queensland Mudgeeraba branch owner-manager John Forrester has been acquitted over the robbery at his bank last April. Source: The Courier-Mail

A JURY has found a Gold Coast bank manager not guilty of robbing his own branch.

John Thomas Forrester, 51, sighed with relief in Southport District Court today as he was acquitted of stealing $40,000 from the Mudgeeraba branch of the Bank of Queensland in April 2009.

Mr Forrester has admitted taking the money but claimed he was forced by Irish revolutionaries who injected him with a mysterious substance.

Only if he delivered a backpack full of cash to a local park would he be given access to an antidote. Continue reading Manager John Thomas Forrester not guilty of robbing own bank