Man robs bank for $1 to get medical care in jail

  • metta

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    Jun 21, 2011 11:50 PM GMT
    Man robs bank for $1 to get medical care in jail


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    Jun 22, 2011 3:03 AM GMT
    Minor footnote - burying the lede:
    http://www.9news.com/news/sidetracks/204061/337/Man-robbed-bank-for-1-to-cover-jail-health-care

    Verone is hoping for a three-year sentence.

    He'd then be able to collect social security when he got out, and says he'd head for the beach.

    "I've already looked at a condominium. I've spoken to a realtor, on Myrtle Beach," he said.



    Also - because no actual weapons were involved and the amount, he will likely be charged for larceny rather than major felony and get only 12 months in the local jail versus federal.
  • GQjock

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    Jun 22, 2011 10:56 AM GMT
    Also - because no actual weapons were involved and the amount, he will likely be charged for larceny rather than major felony and get only 12 months in the local jail versus federal.

    Ummm like this disproves something?
    It only shows how truly desperate he'd become
    He lost his job delivering Coke ... ending his healthcare

    And how much did the Coke CEO make last year?