Daughter Discovers Father’s Hidden Past as a Bank Robber
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In a quiet town near Boston, a woman named Ashley discovered her father’s big secret on his deathbed. Thomas Randele was not who he said he was. On his last days, he told Ashley that his real name was Theodore Conrad, and he had been on the run for 52 years.
Thomas had lived a normal life, working as a car salesman and playing golf. He loved crime shows and even gave money to police charities. But before he became Thomas, he was Ted Conrad, a young man who took $215,000 from a bank in 1969. This was a huge amount of money, equal to $1.7 million today. He had been hiding from the police ever since.
He begged his daughter to keep his secret and not to research his past, but Ashley couldn’t resist. She googled him and told her mother, who was equally shocked. They kept his secret until he died five weeks later. Ashley has now started a podcast about her father’s life called “My Fugitive Dad.”
1. My best friend trusted me to keep a secret about her surprise party.
2. Keeping a secret for too long can sometimes feel like carrying a heavy bag.
3. Even though it was hard, he promised to keep a secret to protect his friend.