GA: Man robs bank for $1 … to get healthcare

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June 21, 2011
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"Often, crimes are borne of desperation. However, most robberies aren't motivated by a desperate need for healthcare. James Richard Verone, of Georgia, attempted to steal one dollar from a bank so that he would be arrested, taken to jail and -- most importantly -- provided with healthcare, the Gaston Gazette reported. Verone worked for Coca-Cola for 17 years, but lost that job three years ago. Now 59 years old, Verone can't handle the physical demands of the part-time jobs, like working in a convenience store, that he has successfully been hired for. Hence, he has no healthcare." [editor's note: This is NOT an O'Henry short-story plot, but an actual news report - SAT] (06/21/11)  

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