Ripper's childhood was nothing to brag about; he had little growing up. Rather than hitting the beach, or finding someone who would hire an underage worker, he spent time in a gang as a teenager. Crimes and investment in the lifestyle eventually progressed from mostly petty thefts, to burglaries, and eventually into robbing banks. After he and his mates had been involved in heisting some of the larger banks in Australia, some of them multiple times over, they were starting to get too easily recognized and needed to lay low for awhile. That was when they started taking work from the Russian Mafia, and began doing jobs out of country; flying between new places and large cities, all while on their payroll. It was cushy enough for a time, until one of the larger National banks in the war-torn Chernarus was set as their next job. The cheap, badly made soviet car flipped on them during their escape. Arrested; they were locked into an offshore prison to wait until they could be deported, and escaped instead when the outbreak occured. Now Ripper is out, free, and lookin' to party.