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    Default NC Man Robs Bank for $1 to Receive Jail Health Care

    James Verone walked up to a North Carolina teller and handed her a note.

    It read "This is a bank robbery, please only give me one dollar." Verone then sat in a nearby chair and waited for police.

    The 59-year-old man said he wanted to be arrested so he'd receive medical treatment in jail. He has a growth on his chest, two ruptured discs and a problem with his left foot. Unemployed, Verone thought his plan was his best bet to receive medical attention.



    Though Verone says he's receiving care up to the quality he expected, his plan has flaws. Slate reported that health care in prison usually is about as good as that available to low-income citizens and is occasionally nonexistent.

    "The majority of ailments are treated on-site, but inmates who are gravely ill can be taken to the nearest hospital. Sick prisoners must make a nominal co-payment for each visit to the jailhouse doctor--usually $5 or so, taken from an hourly wage that typically runs between 19 cents and 40 cents an hour. Costs above that are covered by the state," Slate's article read.

    Verone was charged with larceny, and said his plan was to go to jail for three years, then be released in time to collect Social Security.

    "I'm sort of a logical person and that was my logic, what I came up with," Verone told ABC News. "If it is called manipulation, then out of necessity because I need medical care, then I guess I am manipulating the courts to get medical care."

    Because Verone was charged with larceny, not armed robbery, he will likely only be in jail for less than 12 months. His next court date is June 28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    "I'm sort of a logical person and that was my logic, what I came up with," Verone told ABC News.
    "Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.” -- Gen. George S. Patton

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    Okay to the flaw in his plan is that he wasn't armed. Next time, walk in with a butter knife in your pocket and demand FIVE dollars.
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    Isn't Obamacare supposed to resolve these types of issues? He is unemployed and states that he is getting adequate care. What in the world does he think is going to be better through the prison system???
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