23 Jun '11, 2pm

He robbed a bank of US$1 - just to get free healthcare

NEW YORK - It was not perhaps the most obvious way of getting a bad back, arthritis and a dodgy foot seen to. But if you're unemployed in North Carolina with no health insurance, there is no obvious way. So on June 9, James Verone left his Gastonia home, took a ride to a bank and carried out a robbery. Well, sort of. What he did was hand the clerk a note that said: "This is a bank robbery, please only give me US$1." Then, as he later told the local NBC news station, he calmly sat in the corner of the bank having told the clerk: "I'll be sitting right over there in the chair waiting for the police." Before his peculiarly modest robbery, Verone, 59, had sent a letter to the Gaston Gazette which read: "When you receive this a bank robbery will have been committed by me for US$1. I am of sound mind but not so much sound body." He invited the newspaper to send a reporter to int...

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