'Nike Hat' bank robber pleads guilty to 14 robberies

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCIV) -- A Myrtle Beach man pleaded guilty to 14 counts of {}bank robbery in six different states in a federal court on Wednesday.{}

According to evidence presented at the hearing, Wesley Todd McCracken, 42,{}began his robbery spree on Oct. 24, 2011, when he robbed a Wells Fargo Bank in Florence. Over the next three months, he robbed 13 other banks in Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.

During the robberies, McCracken wore a navy Nike baseball-style cap, prosecutors said.{}

Police caught McCracken on Dec. 29, 2011, after he robbed the{}South Carolina Bank and Trust in Georgetown.{}Two law enforcement officers who happened to be driving by saw the smoke from an exploded dye pack and saw McCracken jump into his vehicle. Before McCracken could drive away, the officers apprehended him.

The maximum penalty McCracken can receive for each bank robbery is a fine of $250,000 and imprisonment for 20 years.