Andrew Brown could not be classed as a criminal mastermind, by any stretch of the imagination. He can be described as someone with a particularly low moral standard though.
His claim to fame in the annals of Britain’s Dumbest Criminals was to sneak into a churchÃ‚Â in Scotland during a service & steal the collection money from the vestry while the congregation were singing hymns.
Police attended when the crime had been discovered (pretty amazing in itself that they managed to get there so soon after the report, maybe things are different in Scotland). All police had to do was follow a trail of dropped coins & ripped open gift envelopes from the church to a nearby park where Brown was sitting with the spoils of his crime.
He was jailed for four months for theft of Ã‚Â£296, some of which had already been spent on drugs by the time police arrived.