James Gang Connection

The Jesse James Gang conduct the first successful train robbery in the American West on July 21, 1873. Related through Jeremiah Vardeman's first wife, Elizabeth James.

Bank Robbery
in 1920's in New York

Mr. John W. Vardeman and Mrs. Bertha Vardeman,

known as Ferne Hollis on the Vaudeville stage, arrested for theft of $500,000 worth of Liberty bonds from Chase National Bank in New York. John sentenced to four to eight years in Sing Sing and Bertha to one and a half years to three years in women's prison in Auburn.

Bank Embezzlement
Otho H. Vardeman

Otho H Vardeman caught embezzling from People's Bank & Trust in Shelbyville, Kentucky where he worked as a cashier. He gambled with bank money over three to four years and lost over $60,000.

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