He was a respected former NYPD detective and a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War who struggled in recent months with inoperable liver cancer.
But now Athelson Kelson is charged with bank robbery, identified by authorities as New York's so-called Bling Bandit, suspected of pulling off nine heists while wearing a flashy watch and ring.
Kelson, 59, was arraigned Friday in connection with a robbery at a Queens bank on July 10. He faces up to seven years in prison if convicted of the charge. He...Full Story