Several times, using his skill of disguise, dressed in a prison guards uniform used two ladders transported across the yard and when a spot light hit him he yelled out, "It's ok" and continued his escape without incident. Later, Sutton attributed the famous quote of "That's Where The Money Is" to an inventive reporter embellishing a story. It was surmised that he had stolen around $ 2,000,000 over his career. Later on accountants would use this theory to focus on high cost areas as a target for savings. It was called the "Willie Sutton Rule" following "where the money is"