It's actually a pretty ingenious plan. He for example steals twenty thousand dollars from a bank and then he donates ten thousand dollars worth of food and blankets etcetera to a local homeless shelter. The big banks and other corporations don't want the bad publicity from asking the charities to return the donated items and meanwhile James Hood not only gets away with the ten thousand dollars that he stole but he gets credit for giving back to the 99%. The dude is a friggin' genius. He's stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars and politicians and police chiefs are reluctant to even call for his arrest.
The majority of his crimes have taken place via the internet and therefore are considered non-violent which has endeared him even more to the public but every once in awhile he seems to need to stretch his legs and commit his crimes in person. So when he decided to come to St. Christopher and carjack an armored truck at gunpoint he raised the ire of my parents. Despite driving the truck into Garden Basin (the worst slum in the city) and tossing thousands of dollars to people on the street as he drove my Dad says that "crime is crime" and he says that we are going to track down James Hood. I'm not sure who is going to be more sorry when we catch him, James Hood or my parents, when the public backlash occurs.